Chances are you don’t give a whole lot of thought to your breathing on a daily basis. But when you take the time to think about the important role that breathing plays in your life, it’s easy to see why a little training can go a long way, especially when you’re dealing with circular breathing.
If you suffer from allergies, asthma or even panic attacks, you’re probably painfully aware of the effects that troubled breathing can bring. Hyperventilation, or abnormally increased rate of breathing, can send your heart rate soaring, cause dizziness and turn your body into a war zone. If all of these stressful effects can occur because of poor breathing habits, think about what you can accomplish with good habits!
Take two minutes out of your day to focus on nothing but your breathing and follow these tips to see what a difference a little concentration can make:
- Sit straight with your shoulders back and your spine aligned with your head. Rest your hands in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
- Take a deep breath in and feel the air fill your lungs. Breathe slowly and exhale slowly through your mouth.
- Clear your head of everything except your breathing and continue to focus for a full two minutes.
How do you feel? You probably feel a bit calmer and more in-tune with your body. These tips are a great introduction to the powers of your breathing technique. If you’d like a more in-depth tutorial, try out Roberto’s 30 Second Stress-Eliminating Breathing Technique by emailing Roberto@MindtoHeartInstitute.com.