Breathing is something we do all our entire life and pay rarely attention to it. Analysing and focusing on the technique of breathing is art of breathing exercises which helps to connect the mind, body and soul. Breathing is an essential tool for wellness.
As said by Dr. Weil-“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.
Here are some quick facts about breathing exercises:
- Breathing exercises should be done by everyone but are more recommended to people who suffer anxiety, high blood pressure or digestive problems.
- Proper breathing improves the oxygen carrying capacity to various parts of body and hence makes the body healthy and also improves immunity.
- Each cycle of breathing which is usually thought merely inhalation and exhalation .But the fact is, as analyzed by yoga experts Breathing consists of four stages-Inhalation(Puraka),Pause after inhale(Abhyantara),Holding the breath(Kumbhak),exhalation(Rechaka).
- Breathing exercises should be practiced for about 20-30 minutes every day.
- It takes just few minutes to focus on breathing techniques. You can do them anytime during the day if you feel stressed .If you practice these methods regularly, over a period of time you will notice that you are handling the day better, your blood pressure is normal and overall your body is more in balance.
- Relax and slowly breathe through your nose, then breathe out again through your nose. Allow your mind to follow your breath in and back out of your body. Focus on the tip of nose where breathe enters and leaves.
- Breathe naturally through the centre of your nostrils. Count the length of your exhale with your finger. Begin with a five count exhale and a five count inhale (5:5).
- Pranayam- is the best way of breathing exercises-Breathe in with nostril, hold your breath and exhale with right nostril and repeat vice-versa.