Breathing against stress

 Are you excited? Breathe! In our time, stress - perhaps the natural state of the human psyche. He lies in wait for us everywhere: at home, at work, in public transport. You, too, used to live in a state of stress and consider it inevitable? In vain! After all, this condition is a serious health hazard, provokes weakening of immunity. Its consequence can be dangerous diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular failure, stomach ulcers and even cancer.

To avoid such unpleasant consequences, you must learn to relax. Help in dealing with stress you will have a breathing exercise. Pranayama - a set of yogic breathing exercises. Their implementation does not require special skills and you serious effort, and efficiency is very high.

Before you start the course

For the opportunity to engage in open (but not cold!) Air or in a well-ventilated room. Choose to practice light and loose clothing does not restrict movement.

Exercise "sieve"

Fold the tongue and slowly retract the tube in air with a slight whistling sound. Hold your breath for a short time (no discomfort should arise!) And exhale through the nose.
In addition to calming effect this exercise also helps fight hunger and thirst, cleanses the blood and has a positive effect on the skin.

Exercise "Bhastrika"

Quickly inhale and exhale through the nose without a pause of about 20-30 times in a row. Then take a deep slow breath for a few seconds, hold your breath and exhale slowly through your nose.
Regularly performing this exercise, gradually increase the amount of short breaths up to 120 times. "Bhastrika" has a positive effect on the lung condition: performing regularly it is possible to overcome not only stress but also a serious disease such as asthma.

Exercise "Sahita"

Step One. Closing the right nostril with the right thumb, five or six times slowly inhale and exhale without holding your breath through the left nostril. Then the little finger and ring finger of the right hand to close the left nostril and repeat. Thus do the exercises for about two weeks, then move on to the next step.

Step Two. Closing the right nostril with the right thumb, make breath. Pinky and ring finger of the right hand to close the left nostril and exhale. Then make a left nostril breath, and again changing fingers, exhale right. Breathe calmly and deeply, without breath-holding.

Exercise "Ujjain»

Press lightly on the root of the tongue soft palate, as slowly as possible breathe through the mouth. Thus as a result of narrowing nasopharyngeal occurs sound similar to snoring. Follow so that it was continuous and quietly. Hold your breath and slowly exhale through both nasal openings.

Exercise "Murchha"

Breathe slowly and deeply through your nose. The meaning of the exercises in the absence of pauses between inhalation and exhalation, breathing should be "circular" - seek to do so in order to achieve the desired health effect.

These exercises most simple and affordable in pranayama. However, the simplicity in this case does not mean ineffective! Perform complex regularly - and soon you will notice how gradually improving your health. Get better sleep, headaches will disappear anxiety.

Olga Egorova

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