Are you interested in following a simple mantra to De-stress? Here it is – TAKE A DEEP BREATH! Deep breathing exercises (Pranayama) are helpful in making your mind calm and focused. Sit crossed legged on the floor and place your hand on your knees. Inhale slowly and deeply filling your chest and stomach and then exhale. Give 15 minutes of your daily routine to this exercise. Various benefits of this simple breathing exercise are:
- Reduce stress – Deep breathing stimulates parasympathetic nervous system. It will keep your mind calm and will help in thinking clearly and clears the blocked energy. It also helps in lowering high Blood pressure!
- Improves the supply of oxygen – Deep breathing makes the lung muscles strong and improves supply of oxygen to our body. Lack of oxygen can cause fatigue, lack of alertness and other health issues.
- Detoxification – Deep breathing cleanses the blood, pumps the oxygen rich blood to all parts of the body and flushes out toxins.
- Rejuvenates body and mind
Follow this link to learn more about breathing exercises and If you are really keen , do check some you tube videos before adopting this practice so as to ascertain if you are doing it right.