I prefer doing this exercise after my workouts or runs, but you can do so whenever you feel comfortable. When your body is stressed, it breathes faster to take in more air. This technique below is to trick it into a state of relaxation by breathing out longer than you breathe in.
Training your breath is just like any sort of exercise. The more you do it, the better you get at it. 😃😃
Before you start, exhale through your mouth fully, making a whoosh sound and then follow the instructions below.
- Close your mouth and inhale through your nose for a count of 3.
- Hold the breath for a count of 12.
- Exhale through your mouth, again making a whoosh sound, but this time do it for a count of 6.
- Hold again but this time for a count of 6.
Repeat more times as you want. If you can’t hold your breath for the entire time at first, that’s okay.
As you master holding your breath longer over time, you can use the same proportions x4 x2 x2 and start the technique by inhaling for 4 seconds i.e. 4 (Inhale)- 16 (Hold) – 8 (Exhale) – 8 (Hold) and so on. 👍🏼🤗
Focusing on the act of breathing clears the mind of all daily distractions and energy enabling us to better connect with ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I highly recommend it. ✔️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀