"If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air." ― Nayyirah Waheed

A Sanity-Saving Technique: The Art Of Deep Breathing

A Sanity-Saving Technique: The Art Of Deep Breathing

Have you ever been going through one of those days where you felt like you needed some assistance to save your sanity because you were under so much pressure? If that's the case, you'll be thrilled to learn about a method to help you alleviate stress while enhancing your physical well-being. The method in question is known as deep breathing, and it is both simple and practical.

What exactly does it mean to breathe deeply? An exercise known as "deep breathing" includes controlling one's breath in various ways to elicit various sensations on an emotional level.

Several different exercises focus on deep breathing, and they are designed for:

  • Improving both the mind and the body
  • Assisting you in entering a meditative state
  • Causing you to break out into a good sweat and providing you with the opportunity to feel revitalized

The wonderful thing about breathing is that it doesn't cost you anything, so no matter what feeling you're going for with your breathing exercises, you can get there without spending a dime. But is there ever a time when it wouldn't be suitable to practice deep breathing? And how frequently are they able to be performed?

When Should You Perform Exercises That Involve Deep Breathing?

When it comes to breathing exercises, no hard and fast rules must be followed. It truly depends on what you want to get out of doing those things for yourself.

At any time, you can benefit from doing breathing exercises by:

  • Achieve a level of calm
  • Feel alive, invigorated, and ready for the day
  • Reduce tension in stressful situations
  • Wind down at the end of the day
  • Achieve a state of calm

If you want to feel more alert and ready to face the day, performing a few deep breathing exercises as soon as you wake up is a good idea. Step outside, take a few deep breaths, and then breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth to help clear your head.

The abdominal muscles and lungs can both benefit from working out with the help of this breathing exercise. It can make you feel quite rejuvenated when you start your day and delivers an effect comparable to going for a morning jog.

When you're having a difficult day at work or are dealing with conflict, taking a few deep breaths can be an effective way to assist in alleviating stress and anxiety. Relax, shut your eyes, and take several deep breaths while you recline in your seat. First, stifle it, and only then let it out. Continue the technique until you can kick back and relax.

The Positive Effects That Breathing Exercises Have On Your Health

If you just need a little pick-me-up, then all you need to do is perform deep breathing exercises for a few minutes. On the other hand, if you want to make a major difference in your physical well-being and mental calmness, you should establish a program in which you perform multiple breathing exercises at various points during the day.

No matter how long you do them, breathing exercises can bring you a variety of positive health effects, including the following:

  • Decrease your blood pressure
  • Calm your nerves
  • Strengthen the muscles in your core
  • Aid in better digestion
  • Aid in the evacuation of waste and pollutants 
  • Increase your levels of energy
  • Raise your awareness of the functions taking place within your body
  • Decrease your levels of stress

Your level of success will be directly proportional to the variety of breathing exercises you undertake and the regularity with which you do so.