It is not the best title, maybe it’s too obvious. But breathing deeply, with technique and practice, has saved me from bursting at the worst moment so many times. Saving me time and pain to recompose myself more and more quickly than before knowing the effects of simply breathing in and out.
Perhaps, because it seems so easy and cheap, it does not reveal its effectiveness. Becoming aware of the air entering and how your lungs and brain become full of oxygen, induces a calmness. At first, it can be a little bit hard to achieve, but with practice, it will be easier and easier.
As you breathe in, slowly, try to visualize what you put in the air, the things you need at that moment; such as strength, calm, energy… Hold it for 5 seconds, while recording the help you are asking for and feeling it enter through the respiratory system.
While exhaling, try letting the air out slowly, dispensing it. And while letting it out the counterpart of what you let in. In other words, get rid of weakness, anguish and fatigue.
Try it. It does not matter that you do not believe in its effectiveness right away. You lose nothing by trying. Besides, you can do it anywhere and anytime. Any place with oxygen will be the perfect spot to practice it.
You can see and use this: Feeling anxious? Take deep breaths in sync with this!
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