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Breathing Exercises that Work in Under 10

Breathing Exercises that Work in Under 10
Aug 24, 2017 Posted by Sally Wilkinson

Yes, exactly, there are some pretty effective breathing exercises you can do to better enhance your quality of life in under 10 minutes. Although, we reckon that once you really get into them, you will be doing them for a lot longer.

Maintaining healthy lungs is crucial to maintaining a healthy body. We are not prone to think much of our breathing since it is something that just sort of happens involuntarily. The fact is though, our breathing has a lot to with our overall health. Learning to control in and focus on it is a great way to alleviate stress and optimize all internal functions.

You do not have to go through any pulmonary research devices of doctor’s opinion to get started. Try some of these incredible breathing exercises which can be done in the privacy of your own room and experience the results for yourself.

Equal Breathing

You begin by inhaling on a count of four and then exhaling to the same count. Do both inhaling and exhaling through your nose so that there resistance is natural with each breath. Maintaining this kind of balance is good for your body. With more time and practice you will be able to increase the count to 6 or even 8. This exercise helps you to stay focused while reducing stress. It is best practised as you are about to go to sleep as it can help relax you if you are having trouble sleeping.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Abdominal Breathing

Place one hand on your breast and the other on your stomach. Then inhale deeply through you nose and expand your diaphragm. Take between 6 and 10 breaths nice and slow each minute for 10 minutes at a time. It will instantly calm your heartbeat and blood pressure. Continue the exercise daily over a number weeks to enjoy those benefits more permanently. This technique can be employed at any point in a stressful situation. For instance, before receiving test results from the doctor or when you are about to face an exam, this exercise can bring you to a much calmer state in minutes.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Progressive Relaxation

As you may gather from the name, this exercise is focused on a complete and utter relaxation of the whole body. Starting from your toes, gradually feel your voluntary muscles get tensed and then relaxed for a few seconds each. While you are working your way up to your chest, neck, and head, maintain a steady succession of gentle deep breathing in and out. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth to a count of five

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Alternate Nostril Breathing

This exercise is designed to equally engage both the right and left side of the brain. While assuming a comfortable but correct posture, begin by closing off your right nostril with your right thumb, then take a deep breath through your left nostril. At the limit of inhalation, seal your left nostril shut with your ring finger and gently exhale through your right nostril. Repeat the exercise for as many times as you like.This exercise designed to get you focused and active. It will not be of much use in helping you sleep.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

All of these breathing exercises are easy to do and do not require supervision by an expert.