Our bodies know how to breathe, it's something we do every second, every day as we inhale and exhale an average of 20,000 times a day.
Breathing is for most of us an automatic behavior, we inhale and exhale without being aware of the flow of air in and out. breath of autopilot.
However, this simple movement of air has a great power. Scientific research has shown that being aware of our breathing, breathing carefully and trying to consciously control its movement is one of the most effective ways to reduce our stress levels, increase our immunity and become more centered and balanced.
There's a good reason we often hear the words "keep breathing" or "just breathe."
This is nothing new, and yet this simple instruction is often forgotten as we rush out of bed and become consumed with distractions, especially during this challenging and worrying period.
For centuries yogis have practiced breath control, pranayama, to help concentration and improve vitality. When we are spinning with thoughts and stress, we can breathe too much, too fast. When we feel disconnected and slow, we produce very little.
The breathing technique below offers that sweet spot between being aware of your breath, controlling inhalations and exhalations, while Allow your body to do what it does best from birth.
Sometimes just taking a moment to pause, slow down and rest your mind can be enough to bring ease and clarity to any situation.
Breathing exercises can help develop the tools we need to calm down and self-regulate as we navigate through life.
Basic breathing exercise: Counting the breath - To gain clarity.
- Sit back and let your spine grow.
- Inhale deeply, silently counting 1, 2, 3.
- Then let your breath out, silently counting 1, 2, 3.
- Repeat three times.
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