Dirgha Pranayama: 3-Part Breath for Meditation

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Dirgha Pranayama: 3-Part Breath for Meditation

Slow Pranayama (breath control) promotes relaxation by shifting the autonomic nervous system from the fight or flight sympathetic to the calming parasympathetic. This has been shown to positively affect immune function, hypertension, asthma, and stress induced psychological disorders.

In the video above Dr. Lisa Lilienfield explains Dirgha breath, also known as the “three part breath.” This pranayama focuses on the three chambers of the lungs.

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Lisa Lilienfield, MD
Lisa Lilienfield, M.D. is board-certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Lilienfield practices Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and has developed an expertise in both Women’s Health and Sports Medicine. Dr. Lilienfield also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Department of Community and Family Medicine. To read Dr. Lilienfield’s complete bio, click here