What can breathing exercises do for the mind and body? When the mind or body are stressed out or overwhelmed with life, well, then just breath. There are 6 techniques to use to free oneself from the stresses of the hour, day, or even week. Not only can breathing help any stress fade away, but the Japanese feel that if one use a technique called "long Breathing" it could help one loose belly fat. All in all, breathing can be a very healthy option for relieving stress
- Breathe with the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to increase lung capacity – lie down to feel the movement of the chest and abdomen when they breathe.
- Get energized with deep, active breathing: exhale completely, then inhale through the nose for four counts, hold for eight, exhale through the mouth for eight, then hold for eight.
- Check with a doctor before doing any breathing exercises, especially if there could be high blood pressure of heart disease.
"When the stress of the day starts getting to someone, get away for 10 minutes and find a quiet place to sit. The goal is to be calm and concentrate on nothing but breathing."