Breathing Relaxation Tips You Need To Reduce Your Stress Level!!

Breathing relaxation is the antidote to relieve anxiety, for stress reduction and exhaustion.

Most people use a very small portion of their breathing capacity and unconsciously hold their muscles tight without knowing it.

They know they are tired at night and very often wake up tired, but don't realize their entire physiology is affected by their residual tension.

We are so accustomed to our tensions that we accept them as normal and don't know we're not relaxed.

In physical relaxation, we soften our hold on muscles, breathing fully and deeply. This, in turn, calms and quiets the mind.

Learning some breathing techniques for stress is the first step to physical relaxation and it will ultimately lead to the deepest levels of relaxation.

The freer and deeper the breath, the more relaxed we are.

The beauty of breathing to restore your calm is that it can be practiced anywhere - at work, in your car, or in a situation of confrontation.

When you are aware of tension creeping up, take long, deep rhythmic breaths. You will immediately feel the effects, be calmer and be able to deal with a stressful situation more objectively, preventing more tension.

You will also feel more energetic because you're taking in more oxygen and you'll be able to concentrate better.

Steps to Breathing Relaxation

* Turn of the phone and make sure not to be disturbed for 15-20 minutes.

* Remove glasses or contact lenses, release any binding clothes and remove your shoes.

* Sit in a comfortable chair, back supported with your feet flat on the floor OR lie down with a small pillow under your knees and your legs a comfortable distance apart.

* Close your eyes.

* Breath in slowly through the nostrils - imagine that your abdomen is like a balloon; every time you inhale, the balloon inflates gently.

* Keep your concentration focused on your breath - if your concentration wanders, simply bring the focus back.

* Feel the flow of your breath and allow an easy rhythm to establish. Inhale and exhale to the count of 3 or 4, whichever is more comfortable.

* Visualize your tensions dissolving as you inhale, and your tensions releasing as you exhale.

* Each time you exhale, feel your muscles softening and letting go. Allow the breath to draw the tensions from your body.

* Repeat once, preferably twice a day.

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