Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you feel relaxed? The next time you are relaxed, take a moment to notice how your body feels. Or think about how you breathe when you first wake up in the morning or just before you fall asleep. Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed.
Why Deep Breathing?
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body.
✔The way you breathe affects your whole body. Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and relieve stress.
✔Breathing exercises are easy to learn. You can do them whenever you want, and you don't need any special tools or equipment to do them.
✔You can do different exercises to see which work best for you.
Deep breathing is an easy relaxation technique that can be practiced anywhere by anyone. Use the technique in the video below to get started.
Use the following tips to build it slowly into a routine:
▶️ Choose a special place where you can sit (or lie down) comfortably and quietly.
▶️ Don't try too hard. That may just cause you to tense up.
▶️ Don't be too passive, either. The key to eliciting the relaxation response lies in shifting your focus from stressors to deeper, calmer rhythms — and having a focal point is essential.
▶️ Try to practice once or twice a day, always at the same time, in order to enhance the sense of ritual and establish a habit.
▶️ Try to practice at least 10–20 minutes each day.
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