Therapist Thursday - What Breathing Exercises Can I Do to Relax?
Elements Massage Apr 17, 2014
What Breathing Exercises Can I Do to Relax?
"There is a 'yin' breath to be done in the evening which involves taking a deep breath in, holding it as long as you can, and then letting it out slowly. The companion is 'yang' breath to be done in the morning or throughout the day until 6 p.m. In 'yang' breathing, a person takes a deep breath in and then exhales as long and fully as possible.
"Finally, "there's an app for that" and I like to recommend Breathe2Relax."
"One example is the abdominal breathing exercise which is done with one hand on chest and the other on the belly. Take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring that the diaphragm inflates with air. The goal is six to 10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes each day."
"I like Judith Kravitz Transformational Breathing. It's a hard habit to get started and keep but it really works in healing your body. Breath of life."