Why do we breathe through the nose (and not the mouth) in yoga?

breathe through the nose in yoga

Babies naturally breathe through the nose on both inhales and exhales. As adults, we unconsciously breathe through the nose most of the time. Yet when I am teaching my yoga classes,  I see a lot of people breathing through their mouth. And I invite my students to ‘breathe through the nose and not through the mouth’. Now why is that?

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