Breathing Techniques for Stress Relief

Take a deep breath in. Now let it out. You may notice a difference in how you feel already. Your breath is a powerful tool to ease stress and make you feel less anxious. Some simple breathing exercises can make a big difference if you make them part of your regular routine…

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What is the 4- 7- 8 Breathing Technique?

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of 4. Hold your breath for a count of 7. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of 8…

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Guided Breathing Meditation With Kim Eng

Kim Eng leads us in a relaxing ten-minute breathing practice that we can use to deepen our awareness of our breath and remain present…

 

Mindful Breathing Meditation

Harness the power of your breath to relieve stress, ground yourself in the present moment, and reestablish inner calm.

Mindful breathing is a very basic yet powerful mindfulness meditation practice. The idea is simply to focus your attention on your breathing—to its natural rhythm and flow and the way it feels on each inhale and exhale. Focusing on the breath is particularly helpful because it serves as an anchor–something you can turn your attention to at any time if you start to feel stressed or carried away by negative emotions…

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Mindful Meditation During Massage Lowers Anxiety – How to Attain Nirvana – Acupuncture Secrets

Mindfulness is a mental, physical and emotional state of being where one simply remains focused on the present moment. It’s a way to free yourself from outside thoughts, emotions and simply exist in the experience of “now”, providing your tired high-speed, thought processing, brain a glorious and restorative break that can last a surprising amount of time…

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What It Takes to Hold Your Breath for 24 Minutes (Yeah, It’s a Thing)

The world record stands at 24 minutes 3 seconds. How much can it improve?

WHEN ALEIX SEGURA holds his breath, he thinks about his heart. On land, the focus causes his heart rate to increase—but underwater, it has the opposite effect. “Once my muscles are relaxed and my heart has slowed down, I kind of just … disconnect,” says the world champion breath-holder. Sometimes, he relaxes so completely that he falls asleep.

That is, until the contractions start. When you hold your breath, the instinct to inhale is triggered not by a lack of oxygen but by the accumulation of carbon dioxide. If you’ve ever held your breath to the point of discomfort, you know the feeling: Your lungs tingle and your diaphragm spasms, compelling you to gasp for breath. Most of us give in to the urge rather quickly. But Segura can endure it for several minutes. “When they start, you feel like you’ll never make it,” he says. “But you can fight it. You just fight it.”

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Improve Concentration & Focus With These 3 Effective Breathing Exercises

Believe it or not, the way you breathe directly influences your brain’s chemistry. According to a recent study published by Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, there’s an actual physical link between breathing patterns and the brain’s focus network. (1) Specifically, breathing rhythms affect noradrenaline (aka norepinephrine) levels in the body.

Noradrenaline is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter known to play a key role in attention and thinking. It helps us boost focus, sustain concentration, and maintain alertness and motivation…

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