Consciously following your breath is the simplest and often most powerful form of breath work because it puts your body and mind in harmony. If your mind starts to wander, gently bring it back to your breathing.
For about five minutes a day, sit or lie with your spine straight, close your eyes, and focus your attention on your breathing. You will find that your mind and body will relax.
Slow, deep, quiet, regular breathing is more efficient, delivers more oxygen to your cells and balances the nervous system.
When your are stopped at a red light, waiting in a supermarket line or have a free moment, practice taking a series of breaths that are slower, deeper, quieter and more regular.
Learning how to breathe more effectively is one of the most profound and easiest ways to improve your overall health and quality of life.
Abdominal breathing ensures optimal use of your respiratory system and aids in improving the efficiency of your breathing.
Respiration is deepened by actively exhaling more air, not by inhaling more air. Pushing more air out of your lungs automatically triggers your lungs to take more in.