Do you want to live a healthy lifestyle? Add deep breathing exercises to your daily routine. To relieve stress, you should pay much more attention to your breath. Just recently we wrote about deep breathing benefits. Now it is time to look at some of the most efficient deep breathing exercises.
Deep breathing exercises
Deep breathing exercise 1
Start by sitting or lying on the floor (you can use a relaxation mat to make this exercise even more effective). Take a deep and slow breath through your nose and count to five at the same time. Hold your breath and count to five. Let it out through your mouth. Release as much air from your lungs as possible. Repeat this exercise at least five times.
Deep breathing exercise 2
Sit up straight. Exhale through your mouth and release as much air from your lungs as possible. Place both hands on your stomach (above your waist). Now breath in slowly through your nose and push your hands out with your stomach. Hold your breath and count to five. Breath out through your mouth (feeling your hands move back in).
Deep breathing exercise 3
From all deep breathing exercises, this is the nosiest one. Keep your mouth closed but relaxed. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose. Your breaths should be as short as possible and in and out breaths should be with equal duration. You should do three breathing cycles per one second. Breathe normally after each cycle.
Deep breathing exercise 4
Start by breathing in deeply through your nose. Expand your belly, instead of expanding your breath. You will feel immediate relaxation. Keep slight pauses between breathing in and breathing out. Focus on those pauses and your breath becomes deeper and slower.
Deep breathing exercise 5
Place the tip of your tongue behind your upper teeth and let it be there until the end of the exercise. Exhale completely through your mouth, count to four while inhaling through your nose. Hold your breath and count to seven. Exhale through your mouth while counting to eight. Repeat four times.
To keep stress under control, do at least one of these deep breathing exercises twice a day.
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