4 Best Breathing Exercises to Relax

If you feel tired or under-slept and do not have time on relaxing massage, we will teach you how to renew your strengths in 10 minutes only with the help of your lungs.

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If you master our stress relief techniques, you will be able to calm down and renew your energy easily and quickly. Our lung exercises are widely used by therapists, yoga teachers, and meditation masters.

1. Equal Breathing

This exercise works best right before you go to bed. It will help you to calm down your thoughts and have a better sleep. So, sit down comfortably on your bed and inhale for a count of four through your nose. Now, exhale for a count of four again through the nose. Repeat the exercise several times until you feel absolutely relaxed.

2. Abdominal Breathing

When you feel stressed before an important event or exam, this exercise will help you to calm down your nerves and focus. Put one hand on your belly and the second one on your chest. Breathe in slowly and deeply trying to feel how your diaphragm stretches the lungs. Repeat the exercise 6 - 10 times per minute. If you practice abdominal breathing each day for several months, you will experience the normalization of blood pressure and heart rate.

3. Progressive Relaxation

This exercise helps to relieve tension. Close your eyes and focus on the tension in your muscles. Now, try to relax each group of muscles separately for 2-3 seconds. Start from your toes and move slowly up to the eyes. Meanwhile, try to breathe in deeply through the nose and then breathe out through the mouth.

4. Alternate Nostril Breathing

When you need to focus or energize, try to practice these lung exercises. It will help you to unite both parts of the brain and find balance. Strike a meditative pose, close off your right nostril with the right thumb and breathe in very deeply through your left nostril. Hold your breath, use your right ring finger to close off the left nostril and breathe out very slowly through the right nostril. Follow the same pattern, breathing in through the right nostril and breathing out through the left one.

Many experts say that lung exercises are the most effective way to relax in uncomfortable situations.

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