Thursday, March 24, 2011

Benefits of breathing exercises in modern life

Breathing exercises are among the most popular stress relievers. Not only do they work swiftly, they require very little practise and you can do them anywhere.

Here's why you should opt for them...
- Stress is known to wreak havoc on you both physically and mentally. Breathing exercises are a great way to relieve stress as well as give you relief from hyperventillation, bad headaches, burnout, fatigue, help you sleep better, reduce anxiety and depression.

- You can go in for breathing exercises when you're overcome by stress and want to feel better, when you feel overwhelmed in a situation and don't know what to do, you want to clear your thoughts, your body wants a release, you feel irritated when things don't go your way or when you're in the middle of an argument and want to calm down.

- When practised regularly, you will notice that you're able to handle stressful situations way better than what you used to.

You can find simple explanation of pranayama (breathing techniques in yoga) with instructions here (click to go to the website)

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