Practice breathing to relieve stress & anxiety.
Anxiety may be a common term, but it does not define you. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the hectic schedule and constant stress, but remember that you have the power to take a break and calm yourself down. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do. If you are feeling anxious or stressed, you are not alone. Millions of people worldwide experience the same emotions and obstacles that you do. You are a strong individual who can overcome these challenges with positivity and determination. Remember to take a deep breath and focus on your well-being. There are simple breathing techniques that can help you reduce stress and tension in your everyday life. You’ve got this!
1. Balanced Breathing:
Balanced breathing is a powerful technique that can bring immense benefits to your body and mind. By focusing on both inhaling and exhaling, you can bring balance back into your breathing process and feel more centered and calm. It’s easy to get started with this exercise, and you can do it from the comfort of your own bed. Use the power of your nose to control your breathing pace, and remember to take deep breaths. Inhale for up to 4 seconds, then exhale for 4 seconds to balance your breathing pattern. This exercise is perfect for beginners who want to manage their stress and anxiety. You can practice this anytime, anywhere, but we recommend starting your day with it to boost your energy and focus. Start your day with a deep breath and feel the difference!
2. The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise:
Good morning! If you’re looking for a simple yet effective exercise to start your day, we have just the thing for you! This exercise has incredible calming effects that will help you feel serene and centered throughout your daily tasks. And the best part? You can easily fit this exercise into your morning routine.
All you need to do is follow these steps:
1. Put your tongue behind your upper teeth set (such that the tip of your tongue touches your teeth).
2. Breathe in through your nose for about 4 seconds until you are able to hold your breath.
3. Hold the position for about 7 seconds.
4. Breathe out through your mouth for about 8 seconds (a whoosh sound might be produced since the air passes through your teeth).
It’s important to repeat the entire cycle for at least 4 times to complete the exercise. Remember, taking care of yourself is a top priority, so start your day off right with this calming exercise. You got this!
3. Progressive Relaxation Exercise:
Do you know that with a little practice you can instantly eliminate stress and relax your mind and body? It’s true! This exercise has amazing benefits that you can feel right away.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Find a comfortable position, laying on your back with your head up.
2. Straighten your muscles and spine, and relax your body completely.
3. Focus on your breath, slowly inhaling and exhaling through your nose.
4. Count to 5 while you inhale and exhale, feeling the relaxation flow through your body.
Take some time to practice this exercise every day and notice the positive changes it brings to your life. Relaxation and stress elimination await you!
4. Breath Counting:
“Starting your day with a simple breathing exercise can do wonders for your well-being. Find a peaceful spot, maybe your balcony or terrace, and take in the calming sounds of nature. Let’s start by sitting upright in an Asana position with your arms stretched and touching your knees. Take a deep breath in for 5 seconds and hold your focus on your breath. Slowly exhale for 3 seconds through your nose to finish one single cycle of this exercise. Repeat this breathing exercise for 5 cycles every morning to set the tone for a peaceful and productive day ahead. You got this!”