This exercise is really good if you to feel calmer and control your breathing better. I started doing this exercise three weeks ago and I already noticed positive results in my breathing rhythm and calmness. I actually noticed positive results after just a few days. It’s good to do the first thing in the morning. Just sit up in bed, lean against a pillow and breathe for a few minutes. Remember to breathe deep so that your stomach will rise and fall.
- Breathe in through your nose for 3 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 8 seconds.
- Breathe out through your mouth for 6 seconds.
Repeat 5-10 times, or as long as you want to. Its a good exercise that you can bring with you anywhere; when you are waiting for something, standing in a que, in the bathroom, at work and so on. It’s also a very beneficial when being stressed. It will help us to gain focus and make us realize that the solution is not always to stress. It’s usually not the situation that makes us stressed, but rather our own thoughts and actions. This kind of deep breathing will provide your body with exra oxygen and make you feel calmer and more clear headed.
I wish you all the best,
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