Energize yourself with this simple but effective practice of pranayama. This is a wonderful daily practice.
Carolina Bocos May 5th, 2013
can I do this practise while pregnant in my second term?
Kia Miller May 6th, 2013
Thanks for the question Carolina - no breath of fire in your second term, so long deep breaths instead. No hold on the end of the exhale when you are present. Otherwise all good!
Many blessings, Kia
fliss austin Apr 22nd, 2013
fantastic breath work
Gwen Siciliano Mar 13th, 2013
Simply awesome, thanx to this wondrous start to the day....
Amy Russell Mar 1st, 2013
Lovely. Thank you
Julia Duffy Jan 24th, 2013
Thank you so much for this Kia. Newness and freshness are already stirring from this breath :)
Ryoka Elton Jan 8th, 2013
Blessings and thank you for sharing this beautiful practice x
Kimberly Porth Dec 14th, 2012
Hi Kia.... This is a favorite to do every day when I get up!!! I'd love to
See many more pranayama classes in the que... Just to mix it up!!
Kia Miller Dec 17th, 2012
More pranayama coming soon! Blessings, Kia
Gretchen Kolsky Oct 19th, 2012
Thank you Kia Miller! Erica Jago recommended your practice for me. I have injured myself and am on bed rest. Any recommendations for meditation/breath practices that require no movement and that can be done lying down would be so appreciated. Thank you for giving me an extraordinary resource for myself at such a critical time....you are phenomenal! I send gratitude and blessings. -Gretchen
Kia Miller Oct 20th, 2012
I would recommend an Iyengar style pranayama. Lying down, a slight lift to your chest if you can (perhaps a pillow under your chest and head. Then practicing long deep breathing. I would also recommend doing a Yoga Nidra practice - deep relaxation. Email me directly through my website www.kiamiller.com and I can get you some recordings to practice to. Blessings, Kia
Gretchen Kolsky Oct 20th, 2012
Thank you is not enough! I am so grateful for your guidance, suggestions and support. You are a wonderful teacher and human being.
ps - I contacted you through www.kiamiller.com. Thank you a million zillion.
Andrea Taylor Oct 19th, 2012
Kia, I am becoming a real fan, practicing with your limited set of classes here at Yogaglo. I have not quite memorized all your instructions and comments in this one, but almost, though each time I hear them, something new is pointed out, or I am reminded again of something. They still work for me in other words. I have been consistently practicing fire breathing, and I am having some amazing shifts in my mental/emotional body with Kundalini, and with your supportive friendly manner. You are very healing.
Have a namaste!
Kia Miller Oct 20th, 2012
Andrea I am so happy you are having success with this practice and are feeling the transformational power of this kind of breath work. Sending many blessings, Kia
Joannah Underhill Oct 18th, 2012
Loved it! Thank you Kia. A beautiful practice and very well led.
Andra Wochesen Oct 8th, 2012
This was really nice - I've never done it before but feel more more centred and grounded than when I started. Thank you.
Chelsea Cunningham Sep 21st, 2012
Thank you Kia! I needed that. I feel alert, calm and at peace. Kundalini is what made me first fall in love with yoga. Now, I am an interdiscplinary yoga instructor, and it's always nice to come back to my Kundalini roots. :) Namaste.
Cynthia McCabe Sep 12th, 2012
loved this! great way to start my day. Is there a name for the pursed lips breath? Loved it!
Kia Miller Sep 12th, 2012
Hi Cynthia, no other specific name for the pursed lips breath!
Ann Brumby Sep 11th, 2012
Thank you that was excellent! I know breathing properly changed my life. I was doing the opposite all my life (deep breath into the chest, collapsing my diaphragm) and I had been doing yoga for a couple of years. I thought I was doing it correctly and when it was finally caught by a teacher, and I was shown, everything changed. I thought I was going to pass out for the first couple of days it was so different than I was used to. If I might suggest for a future class you breakdown how to breath properly as once I found this out about myself I found that most of my friends and relations where not breathing correctly either. Also, how to do breath of fire correctly. I think that can be difficult to grasp too and wow when done properly it will make you soar. Thank you! Satnam!
Kia Miller Sep 11th, 2012
Sat Nam Ann! Glad you like it! Yes, I will do a new breath series encouraging all to breathe properly! Blessings, Kia
Andrea Taylor Sep 4th, 2012
Dear Kia, I have been doing this practice via yoga glo with your leadership (and without when the internet here is down) nearly every day for three weeks now. Can this pranayama breath build up too much energy?
Kia Miller Sep 4th, 2012
HI Andrea, if you are doing this pranayama in the morning and then going about your day, it should be energizing you in a good way. If you are feeling too activated by it, then cut the breath of fire part down to just 3 minutes and see how that goes! Many blessings, Kia
Natasha Singh Aug 14th, 2012
Thank you so much. I feel completely energised...ahhh needed that x
stephanie haid Aug 1st, 2012
hi kia, i love this; thank you....is it ok to breathe in and out through the mouth?
Kia Miller Aug 6th, 2012
HI Stephanie, Thanks for your question.. Do you have a medical reason why you cannot breathe through the mouth? In this particular pranayama sequence you are supposed to breath through your nose. It has a different energetic effect if you breathe through your mouth. Blessings, Kia
Courtney Marie Jul 25th, 2012
Definitely energizing! I did it first thing in the morning, and I feel not only awake but so very much alive and centered. Thank you.
Leilani Smiler Jul 12th, 2012
Day3/40 did this while the bath, supporting me while experiencingT.O.M breath of fire was my 1 to your 3, felt steady rhythm after the 5min. I found the long breath in through the pierced lips and out through the nose presented more an awareness of co-ordinating with body andmy exhale is so much shorter, although i try to slow it down without needing to take a big gulp of air after! The last 2min BOF I felt the fire within my solar plexus down through to my bicep. 20mins went quickly ;) thank you for this teaching ;)
Rowena King Jul 2nd, 2012
Brilliant breath practice from one of the best teachers out there right now.Thank you Kia :)
Shona Andrew Jun 30th, 2012
I was suspicious... I tried Kundalini practice on Yogaglo before and found it pretentious. This was different, amazing to feel so different with just breath!
Kelly Gilmore Jun 27th, 2012
Thank you Kia. I am new to Kundalini. love the focus on breath but feel like this is a level 2/3 not 1/2. Will keep practicing it.
Kia Miller Jun 27th, 2012
Thanks Kelly. The breath techniques do require some level of mastery to do for a long time. Good idea to build yourself up doing a couple of mins of breath of fire, then resting with normal breath for a minute, then another couple of mins of breath of fire etc. Once you get in the swing of it you will feel the power of the breath beginning to move stuck energy. Blessings, Kia
Linda Jun 26th, 2012
this is a great way to start my morning. but, i am confused between breath of fire and kalabati (?spelling) from what i have been reading there is a distinction but im not clear a tutorial would be great.
Kia Miller Jun 27th, 2012
Dear Linda. Thanks for the question. I will be offering a tutorial on this. Kapalabati - or skull shining breath is actually slower and a little more forceful (or stronger may be a better word). Breath of Fire tends to be faster (building up to about 3 pulses of the belly/ second) and more shallow. Think of Breath of Fire as a light pulsing in your belly with equal inhale and exhale. Kapalabati is stronger and slower. Hope that helps as a basic distinction for you. Blessings, Kia