Breathing: the single, most important act we involuntarily continue to carry out in order to stay alive. But there are many different ways in which you can breathe. Find out by reading this article!
A normal human being can hardly go over 3 minutes without breathing. We don’t pay much attention to it since it happens automatically, but sometimes we should be more mindful about our breathing practices.
The way you breath helps you control your mind.
While in school, at work, or outside with friends, outside events can awaken in us strong feelings of anxiety, anger and fear. We can try and subside them, but sometimes it’s too hard. That’s when deep breathing exercises can come to your aid: studies suggest that emotions are connected to breath pattern, and that by changing the latter you can change your emotions!
Breathing practices are extremely powerful.
The benefits of powerful breathing exercises include but are not limited to: decreased anxiety and depression, reduced impulsivity, improved sleep, and increased happiness. Try listening to some music next time you try out a mindful pranayama breathing session:
Practice Pranayama breathing at home.
When you feel like negative feeling are building up, try this extremely simple exercise! Sit down, and relax your left hand on your leg, palm facing the ceiling. Take your right hand, and place its index and middle finger on the center of the eyebrow. While in this position, alternate pressure on your nostrils using your thumb and pinky finger. Breathe in on your right, and breathe out with your left nostril. After every cycle, switch sides. Remember to breathe deeply and slowly. Continue for 5 minutes! This can be done at home, but even at work or everywhere you have a relaxing place to sit down.
I hope you enjoyed this article, and that it can be useful in your search for a life made of peace and serenity. For more information and articles on this kind of lifestyle, check out the rest of the blog!