Deep breathing exercises are sometimes used as a form of relaxation, that, when practiced regularly, may lead to the relief or prevention of symptoms commonly associated with stress, which may include high blood pressure, headaches, stomach conditions, depression, anxiety, and others.
Breathing correctly helps you manage all types of situations you may encounter. Deep breathing has a calming effect, and it can help you to collect your thoughts and give you clarity and concentration.
The following exercise shows you how deep breathing should feel:
1. Lie down and place your palms on your stomach so that your fingertips touch.
2. To breathe correctly you need to relax the abdominal muscles.
3. Breathe in slowly through your nose while you count to four. Breathe in until it feels like your stomach is full of air, so that the fingertips are removed from each other.
4. Hold your breath while you count to four, and then exhale through your mouth while you count to eight.
5, When you “feel the air in your stomach” means the diaphragm muscles are relaxed, which means that the lungs have expanded and you have breathed in as much as possible. This may seem a little strange at first, but it soon becomes the “normal” way to breathe.
If you feel tense up or becoming nervous, ten deep breaths can help you get centered again, ready to deal with the situation.
You do not lie down for using deep breathing, but the best way to learn the technique is to lie down and train hard without fitting clothes. Once you know how it feels to breathe fully, you can breathe properly throughout the day while you perform your chores.