Bikram Yoga New Glasgow - Breathing exercises fall mainly into two categories. There are exercises which are invigorating and energizing and there are some that are calming and relaxing. Relaxing exercises are designed to calm the body and the mind. Energizing exercises are intended to raise the body's metabolism. Typically, calming exercises bring air in slowly and the abdomen expands along with the lungs and the diaphragm. As more air is breathed out than was inhaled, the breathing is slowed. Conversely, energizing breathing exercises involve the rapid expansion of the lungs and the abdomen is pulled inward and breaths are held before being rapidly exhaled.
Yoga and various meditation practices use calming breathing exercises. This particular form of breathing can be effective when trying to control stress, reduce anxiety or insulate from crisis. Calm breathing could be achieved in almost whatever environment without drawing whatever attention. A classic relaxation breathing exercise is breathing slowly and deeply through the nose followed by long exhalation through the mouth. Often, this form of breathing exercise is more helpful when done with closed eyes in a quiet environment. Air is pulled into the abdomen. The abdomen then expands like a balloon and is exhaled to a count of ten. The body is triggered to relax itself when breathing into the abdomen happens.
Additional exercises in breathing can be carried out for relaxation like rapid belly breaths. These breaths are designed to pull air into the abdomen while being able the feel the expansion with their hands. The air is then exhaled in a number of short bursts rather than one long stream.
When doing calming breathing exercises, the mind must be still. It is effective if one could make their body go limp like a wet noodle, as though it were melting into a giant puddle. For optimum outcome, no thoughts must intrude during these exercises. It is akin to being in a meditative and relaxed state. Relaxing breathing exercises can be used as a successful means of interrupting and stopping negative thoughts.
One exercise that could be performed so as to quickly invigorate the body is by using a series of 3 or 4 shorter breaths followed by one longer breath. Both the long and short breaths should be deep, so as to maximize the benefits to the exercise. This particular exercise can help perk individuals up in the mid afternoon when they tend to lose their energy.
One way to be able to enhance the body's overall metabolism and lung capacity is to make use of arm movements while doing breathing exercises. Holding objects or even waving the arms while doing figure eights while taking regular breaths could prove somewhat invigorating. A similar effect could be attained by breathing air into the lung while pulling the abdomen inward.
It is not uncommon for some people to feel light-headed or dizzy while doing breathing exercises. If that takes place, the exercises need to be stopped right away. It is a great idea to confer with your medical physician if you are interested in including breathing exercises into your routine, only to be certain that no health conditions will be aggravated.
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