Deep Breathing Exercises For Relaxation

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How This Helps

When our blood lacks oxygen it becomes dark in color and leads to dark complexion, poor digestion, malnourished tissues, and body organs. This deoxygenated blood further leads to anxiety, stress, depression, and fatigue and makes the situation difficult to cope with. 

Science and Research

Proper breathing is important for both physiological and psychological health. Proper breathing helps to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, muscular tension, and fatigue. 

Deep breathing exercise

Sit on a comfortable posture or lie down on a rug and bend the knees and keep feet 8 inches apart.

1.      Place your hands on abdomen and chest

2.      Inhale slowly from nose till your lower abdomen raised than your chest.

3.      Hold your breath for a moment and then exhale via mouth.  Smile and make a quite relaxing sound.

Continue this breathing till 5-10 minutes, once or twice a day, and can be extending to 20 minutes. At the end, compare your tension before and after the exercise. Once you mastered it practice deep breathing in your daily life. Women with pregnancy and individuals with chronic conditions should consult a doctor before practicing.