Quick question: do you think you are breathing correctly now? Before you give us the answer, lets go through how to breathe correctly.
- Sit comfortably or lie flat.
- Put a hand on your chest and the other on your stomach
- Inhale through your nose for about two seconds, make sure the stomach is moving outward and your chest remains still.
- Purse your lips and press your stomach gently, then exhale for about two seconds
- Repeat for several times for best results.
Alternate nostril breathing
- Sit comfortably.
- Gently close your right nostril with your right thumb after an exhale, with your right index finger and middle finger pressed toward your right hand palm.
- Inhale through left nostril and close your left nostril with your right ring and pinky fingers.
- Release the thumb and then exhale out through the right nostril.
- Inhale from right nostril and close that nostril.
- Release fingers on left nostril and then exhale from left nostril.
- Repeat this cycle for about 6 repetitions for the first time, then build up the number over time.
- Finish the session with exhalation on the left side.
- Sit with straight back.
- Move the tip of tongue behind your upper front teeth.
- Exhale completely through mouth, don’t move the tongue.
- Count to 4.
- Close your mouth and inhale slowly. Hold the breath and count to 7
- Exhale through your mouth while counting to 8.
- Repeat the steps as a cycle for several times.
Knowing these breathing techniques are very good, try practicing this starting tomorrow (or now!), they will benefit you a lot.
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