Many people live fast-paced lives, struggling to meet daily demands, and one of the things often neglected is personal health. Many people live at such a fast pace they fail to take care of basic things such as paying attention to the level of breathing. Today we will cover briefly about Yoga breathing exercises for a healthier body and lifestyle.
Factors such as stress, anxiety, fatigue, and improper nutrition often lead to improper breathing. Proper breathing is important for wellness.
Increased oxygen into the bloodstream improves the quality of blood, revitalizes and rejuvenates, and can even restore the skin’s complexion.
Proper breathing techniques are key principles through relaxation exercises in Yoga. Yoga exercises are typically done as floor exercises on a mat and involve relaxation, stretching, and breathing.
Learning a few simple techniques employed through Yoga relaxation exercises will help the overall health of the body, and restore proper breathing and oxygen to the body.
Yoga should be done in a quiet area of the home, with freedom of movement, away from cumbersome objects and activity. Yoga can also be practiced in gardens or outdoor spaces.
If practicing yoga breathing outside make sure not to do so under direct sunlight. Prepare the space for breathing exercises by collecting a yoga mat, and two blankets. Yoga is normally with comfortable, not tight-fitting clothing, and bare feet.
The first exercise is the Supine complete breath technique. The exercise is done in a laying down position on the yoga mat. Two blankets are on the mat, one for resting the head upon, and the other folded vertically against the spine of the back.
Allow head, arms, hands, and legs to rest onto the floor. Soles of feet can also be brought to rest against each other. Relax the mind and close the eyes.
With eyes closed begin to be aware of breathing through the nose, and gradually push the stomach out. This releases air to the lower part of the lungs.
Slowly breathe out through the nose, while drawing the abdomen in. Repeat the exercise, breathing in through the nose, only this time be aware of breathing in all the way to the chest. Exhale and draw in stomach muscles. Do this for 2-3 minutes.
After mastering the technique from a lying position, try it from a seated position. This opens up the chest and lungs. Sit on two folded, stacked blankets.
Repeat the same breathing technique from the seated position. Push stomach out when breathing in, and draw stomach in when breathing out. Do this in the seated position for 2-5 minutes.
The standing breath is done from a standing position, with legs placed slightly apart. While breathing in lift the arms beside the body, above the head and palms of hands should meet above the center of the head.
While exhaling brings palms down in front and centerline of the body. Repeat five times. Deeper inhalation can be achieved by standing on the toes while lifting arms.
Once individuals have mastered these breathing techniques they will find these techniques to relieve everyday stress, relax the mind, and provide a healthier body and lifestyle.