Breathing is the most underrated exercise for relaxation. It is the most easiest and quickest for relief!
De-stress and release anxiety with concentrated breathing.
Take 2-15 minutes from your day & try one of these techniques:
Focused breathing Find a comfortable place to sit and close your eyes. Inhale with calm intentions & exhale with intention of release.
Diaphragmatic breathing Find a comfortable place to lie on your back with a pillow for your head. Place your one hand on your upper chest and other below rib cage. Start a long deep breath through nose while keeping hands still. Keep long breathing for 5 to 10 minutes.
Nostril breathing Find a comfortable place to sit upright. Using one hand, while breathing, inhale closing one nostril with pinky and an exhale closing other side with thumb. Continue breathing cycle for up to 5 minutes.
Sitali breath Yoga breathing technique using mouth Find a comfortable place to be seated upright. Curl your tongue bringing outer edges to center creating an “o”. Begin inhaling through mouth and exhaling through nose. Continue for 5 minutes breathing with intention
There are lots more breathing exercises out there, these are our top favorites. If you try any please let us know or if you have a breathing exercise to share let us know too! Hope feel all relaxed after some needed breathing!
Check out this piece by Carnivore Aurelius on breath work where they extensively discuss breathing exercises. https://carnivoreaurelius.com/breathwork-2/
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