The way you breathe is directly linked to your whole body functions. Next time, simply observe your breathing pattern when you are happy or angry or worried. At every situation the breathing pattern changes. Therefore, if you learn to control your breath and let it flow in a rhythmic and relaxed way, you can achieve anything in life. Why? It is because you will be able to do everything with a clear mindset.
How do you practice breathing exercises?
There are many types of breathing exercises you can practice to stay active and fit. However, the most effective breathing exercises include belly breathing, morning breathing, focused breathing, alternate nostril breathing and deep breathing.
Belly Breathing Exercise
This exercise is easy to practice and relaxing as well. You can try the belly breathing exercise anytime you need to relive stress.
Follow these steps to do this exercise:
Sit or lie down in a comfortable posture.
Put one hand on your chest and the other hand on your upper belly just below your ribs.
Inhale deeply through your nose as if your hand is pushing the belly out. However, make sure that your chest doesn’t move.
Exhale calmly through pursed lips as if you are whistling. Feel the hand on your belly sink deeper and use it to rush the air out slowly.
You can do this exercise 3 to 7 times continuously anytime and anywhere.
Morning Breathing Exercise
Morning Breathing Exercise is yet again an effective way to relieve tension and feel relaxed instantly. It will also help to get instant relief from muscle stiffness and tension. The best way to practice it is as follows:
Stand tall and bend forward slowly from the waist with your knees bent slightly. You arms must be suspended close to the floor.
Inhale deeply and return to the normal standing position. Lift you head at last.
The, exhale calmly and return to the original position, bending from the waist.
You will start feeling a lot better after practicing this exercise for 5 to 10 times.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Popularly known as Anulom Vilom Prayanam, Alternate Nostril Breathing is the most practiced breathing exercise in the country and worldwide. This breathing technique not only keeps you active and fresh but also prevents you from many diseases. The best way to practice this breathing exercise is as follows:
Press the right nostril with the right thumb and inhale completely from the left nose.
Then, press the left nostril with the ring finger of the right hand and exhale from the right nose.
Hold the same position, and again inhale from the right nose, press it with the right thumb, and exhale from the left nose
Repeat the process for 25 to 50 times, and feel the positive change in you within a month.
Deep Breathing Exercise
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to relive stress and reduce belly fat instantly. If you are practice this exercise on daily basis, you will never fall ill. When you practice deep breathing, your brain gets the message to stay calm and keep your body in a relaxed position.
In this exercise, you need to sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, maintain straight posture and start inhaling deeply and exhaling at a rapid rate. You need to continue this process for at-least 5 minutes every day to see the positive outcomes.
Focused Breathing Exercise
This is the simplest breathing exercise yet most effective. In this technique, you just need to sit straight and maintain a comfortable posture. Then, simply inhale and exhale. Focus deeply when you inhale and exhale fully. Keep the focus throughout the breathing focus.
Practice the exercise for 10 minutes a day to see the positive results.
Hope, this will help you to lead a fit and healthy life from now onwards.