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October 7, 2019by makewellg0

How to Breathe like a Yogi

Breathing naturally during times of stress takes practice.   Learn how to stay cool, calm and collected when it matters most ………

Why practice breathing?

  • helps you rest and relax deeply
  • helps you build confidence at times of high stress – interviews, public speaking, flying 
  • Improve your sleeping habits
  • Regain your composure when emotions are running high
  • Build your resilience during adversity and change
  • Physical, mental and emotional health

One more point.  There is one common factor with people who have spiralled into despair. Every.  Single. One.  The circumstances don’t matter. The words are irrelevant.  

If you watch a person closely, you will see they have lost control.  Breathing is rapid and shallow, into the chest.

You might not realise there is a proper way to breathe. Perhaps you are naturally relaxed or alternatively you may function with low level anxiety/adrenalin/nerves without being aware you are anxious.

Learning how to breather properly (using your diaphragm) will help you avoid the unnecessary ailments of poor breathing.

How to practice diaphragmatic breathing 

Breathing correctly, means you are breathing deeply into your stomach.  Not short, shallow breaths into your chest.  You will notice your chest rising quickly if you are breathing incorrectly.

Diaphragmatic breathing is simple ………

• Breathe in slowly, counting to four. Make sure you are pushing your stomach out as you breathe in.
• Hold, counting to four.
• Release your breath slowly, counting to four, pulling your stomach in.
• Hold, counting to four.
• Repeat. 

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