Calming Breathing Exercises

Breathing is the essence of life, the most essential element of life, and the most important criterion of both mental and physical health. Life starts with breathing and becomes a more fluent and easy way for those who are familiar with proper breathing techniques. Being acquainted with and practicing breathing exercises are important factors in calming, peaceful spirit and relaxation. There are techniques of proper breathing. When you practice the exercises necessary to breathe properly, you will take an important step towards increasing your life quality.


How To Practice Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercise can be performed in so many places. Any place where one can feel comfortable is suitable for it. It is important to relax as much as possible and focus all the attention on breathing during breathing exercise. Here are the key and useful steps for practicing breathing exercises.




*You can perform stimulating breathing exercises to increase your life energy and raise your awareness. Breathe through your nose with your mouth closed and exhale through your mouth. Just focus on your breathing and try not to think of anything else during this. You will feel your mind slowing and calming.




*At first, you can count your breath to easily focus on the breath. Sit in a comfortable, upright position. Bend your head slightly forward. Keep your eyes closed. Take deep breaths and exhale. Relax. Breathe and exhale spontaneously. In other words, watch yourself objectively like watching a stranger. Here, it is important to take rhythmic, regular and deep breaths.




*Visualize this image during breathing exercise. Imagine the breath getting through your nose, spreading around your whole body, and exiting. You will realize that focusing on the breath slows the heartbeat and calms you down.





*Correct breathing is diaphragmatic breathing. In other words, the breath inhaled and exhaled by use of the diaphragm muscle effectively provides the oxygen required for both body and mind. Lie on your back on the floor. Put one hand under your ribcage and the other on your chest, and breathe. Focus your attention on your breath. Your hand on your chest should remain still when you breathe. If the bottom of your ribcage moves out and in, your breath is diaphragmatic breathing. Breathe in, wait for a while, and then slowly breathe out. Focus on the movement of your hand on your ribcage.


*Focus on using the diaphragm muscle, which you use during practicing relaxing breathing exercises, each time you breathe in your life. In this way, you can make full use of your lung capacity and help increase your life quality.

Don't forget; breath is life.

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