How you breathe as you enter, keep, and exit a hatha yoga position plays a part in how deeply you could work in the posture. Generally, the body opens when you inhale and contracts when you exhale. Make an effort to feel the breath moving into the section of the body which you are focusing in hatha yoga exercise postures. The body techniques in four directions: Forwards bends (flexion), backward bends (expansion), sideways bends (lateral expansion) and twists (rotation).

Keep this breathing design at heart for these four organic motions when you move through hatha yoga positions:

-Inhale when moving into back bends.

-Exhale when moving into forward bends.

-Exhale when moving into side bends.

-Exhale when getting into twists.