Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

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Medical Adviser
16 Nov, 2016


Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes

Overworked has become a vernacular of a professional life these days. We are all so busy that we forget to even take a breather. A busy day can tire and stress you out. Try these simple breathing exercises to relax and calm your mind.



1. Equal Breathing


Inhale slowly through your nostrils and count till four and slowly exhale and again count till four. This breathing technique calms your nervous calm and reduces stress.


2. Abdominal Breathing Technique


Keep your one hand on the chest and other on the belly, take a deep breath slowly ensure that your diaphragm inflates enough air to create stretch in lungs. This breathing technique results immediate reduction of heart rate and blood pressure.


3. Skull Shining Breath


This breathing exercise enriches you from inside out. You should start with long and slow inhale and quick exhale that should come from your lower belly. Do this in the morning when you wake up. This technique warms up your body and removes negative energy from your brain.


4. Alternate nostril breathing


This breathing technique can help calm your nerves. To do this, sit on the floor with legs crossed. Hold the right thumb on the right nostril, inhale through the left nostril hold your breath for 5 seconds and put your ring finger on the left nostril and then exhale through the right nostril.



So next time whenever you feel tired, try these breathing techniques for 10 minutes to relax your mind.