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Breathing Exercises For Relaxation

Breathing Exercises For Relaxation

breathing-exercisesDid you know that one of the most useful tools for promoting relaxation and managing stress is something that we all do each and every day (actually, each and every second)? Literally just some Simple Breathing Exercises. Breathing is an excellent and incredibly simple tool that we can all use, anywhere and anytime, to help calm our nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. The next time you feel wound up / upset / anxious / etc, try one of the breathing exercises below and see if it helps you.

Here are some simple, but very effective breathing exercises that you can do to promote relaxation and peacefulness:

 

BREATHING EXERCISE ONE: Coherent Breathing
Inhale for six seconds.
Exhale for six seconds.
Repeat.
A single breath takes about twelve seconds, for five breaths per minute.
Repeat for ten cycles.

BREATHING EXERCISE TWO: Bhramari Pranayama
Block your ears with your index fingers or ear plugs.
Inhale slowly and deeply.
Exhale slowly, making a humming sound.
Listen to the sound reverberate in your head. Repeat for ten cycles.

BREATHING EXERCISE THREE: Breath Moving
Breathe in, imagining your breath moving to the top of your head.
Breathe out, imagining your breath moving to the base of your spine.
Each time you breathe in, move the breath to the top of the head.
Each time you breathe out, move the breath to the base of the spine.
Repeat for ten cycles.

BREATHING EXERCISE FOUR: Square Breathing
Inhale slowly counting to four.
Hold breath in counting to four.
Exhale counting to four.
Hold breath out counting to four.
Repeat for ten cycles.

We hope these breathing techniques help create more calm in your life. Another way to ease anxiety and stress, and to promote relaxation, is through stimulating your vagus nerve, which you can read more about here. If you’d like some more advice about breathing, stress, relaxation or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on 9211 3329, or make a booking here.

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