You might have noticed that I share breathing techniques a lot on Facebook and Instagram. Years ago I started using these throughout my day instead of just on my yoga mat and my life truly started to change for the better.
There are tons of benefits to these and I will share them below.
My favorite benefits are mental health benefits!
These breathing techniques help me shift from low energy to high energy, from negative to positive, from my workday to family time, from my day to sleep, and so on.
I used to wait to have time to have a full yoga practice to experience these benefits and now I can get them anytime I want in a short amount of time.
Want to consistently release negative energy and shift to a higher vibration?
Then get started with these 3 breaths!
Great in the afternoon for shifting from day to night, work to family time, and at the end of the day. Using the arms is optional.
This breath helps clear your mind, feel more in control of your emotions, and releases negative energy.
Sitting tall, you inhale with 4 sniffs, and then take one long exhale. Repeat for 4 cycles or for 1 to 3 minutes.
Breath of Fire
Great in the morning or anytime for energy.
This breath helps strengthen your nervous system to respond to stress with greater ease, increases lung capacity, energy, and endurance, plus it can help with addictive tendencies.
Sitting tall, take quick inhales and exhales of equal length. The area above the navel point naturally comes in on the exhale and releases on the inhale. Try it for 3 rounds or set a timer for 1 to 3 minutes.
Take a break if you feel dizzy.
Not recommended if you are pregnant or menstruating.
Deep Breathing – Grounding Breath
Simple breath perfect for when you are feeling frazzled, worried, up in your head, focused outside of yourself, etc.
Use anytime you want to feel more grounded.
Reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, releases toxins and tensions, and is calming.
Sit tall, inhale for a count of 4, exhale for a count of 4. That is one round.
Try it for 3 rounds or set a timer for longer.
These can all be used as a meditation. You can also try to meditate after doing one of these for a few minutes. It helps to get you out of your head and into your body.