Breathing correctly is not a big science. You can learn how to work with your breathing to be your support for any situation you are in. Here you can explore something valuable on breathing.
Whenever you have a minute to stay in calmness make deep breath of fresh air, it will relax your entire body and you start to feel extremely alive.
Without any training or education on breathing – you probably as most of people simply automatically breathe, with high or low frequency, often using only part of your breathing capacity. There is some information on breathing that is convenient for various purposes as relaxation, meditation and exercising.
Respiration in general compose of three phases. Breath in, hold, breath out. Respiration can be shallow or deep using diaphragmatic (abdominal) and thoracic (upper chest).
Body posture especially upright sitting is very important for breathing and as well for any specific action done during breathing exercise as meditation. Cross-legged sitting and hands in dedicated mudra – position of fingers or other parts of body, that influence energy flow.
- Deep breathing – can be used for relaxation, meditation, it can vary according to dedicated use. Counting on breathing in of 2-4 or more by nose, then holding during counting of 2-4 or without holding and breathing out (by nose or mouth) during counting of 4-8. Breathing out is usually longer than breathing out. Every time the best is to adopt to what brings you the best result for your purpose.
- Shallow fast breathing – can be used for energizing. You breath in and out very fast but making only shallow breathing, usually making 10 or 20 breaths or during 10 or 20 s. Repeating this or increasing time or number of breaths – according to the technique and purpose. Again use the best way suitable for you.
Putting hands on upper chest and belly helps you to feel your breath and better control your respiration actions.