The reason I say this is better than a cup of coffee is because pranayama:
1. Energizes you

2. Balances you

3. and when done even for just a few minutes a day, every day, can significantly improve the health of your mind, body, and spirit.

There is SO MUCH great stuff to pranayama, and lots of different types of pranayama, but today I’m going to share just one method with you – alternate nostril breathing.

So, go ahead and watch this silly video.  Yoga and meditation doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. And here’s a secret — yoga is really all about the breath work anyway! 😉  When done with a spirit of openness, fun, and hunger to learn and grow, you and your breath just can’t be stopped!  So breath on, friends! 🙂

#4 – Your breath is FREE.  I think that beats a $4 cup of coffee any day! 🙂

When you change your breath, you change your mind. 

“Everything we think, eat, and do is recorded by the body… asana helps to erase that, by removing that which stands in the way of seeing our authentic self. Pranayama is even an more powerful method than anything you can do with your body to change what you think… you can change your breath to change your mind.” ~ Rod Stryker

Kripalu article about pranayama