Stress is part of life! We can’t get away from it. However, learning to reduce its undesirable effects is accessible, and essential to our overall well-being. By consciously controlling the rhythm of our breath, we alter our state of mind and become more focused, calm, and coherent. The most important aspect of yoga, in my opinion, is the conscious control of our breathing which we do when we perform specific yogic breaths, also known as Pranayamas. By taking smooth, rhythmic breaths, we can transform a chaotic mind into a peaceful one.