Lion’s Breath Benefits
One of the most basic benefits of Lion’s Breath is releasing stress from the jaw, neck, face, and shoulders. If you have a tendency to clench your jaw in stressful moments or end up with a sore neck and shoulders at the end of the day, practicing Simha Pranayama breathing exercise can help you to release this tension and relax your muscles. For best results use Simha Pranayama throughout the day to release tension before it builds and creates chronic tension.
While Simha Pranayama relieves stress and tension it isn’t a tranquilizing breathing technique. Lions breath pranayama releases tension while leaving you feeling recharged and energized after you finish your practice. It’s also a very warming practice that increases your internal body temperature. Both of these benefits make it a perfect practice to warm up before physical exercises.
Studies have shown that lions breath can be helpful in treating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). Participants improved their overall lung function, lung capacity, and improved their ability to exercise.
Simha pranayama is also the type of breathing exercise that is also good for singers because it stimulates your diaphragm and vocal cords, helping singers to warm up and making it easier to sing.