what are breathing exercises? and how to do Anulom Vilom, Diaphragmatic breathing

what are breathing exercises? and how to do Anulom Vilom, Diaphragmatic breathing
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As, we are aware of the recent situation, so it is important for all of us to do regular breathing exercises and yoga. Today we will see, what are breathing exercises? and how to do Anulom Vilom, Diaphragmatic breathing. let’s have a look, what are breathing exercises? and how to do Anulom Vilom, Diaphragmatic breathing

Anulom Vilom

This exercise helps clear out the nasal passage and improves respiratory muscle strength. It is advised that Anulom Vilom should be practiced on an empty stomach ideally in the morning or in the evening after a long meal gap.

Steps to do Anulom Vilom:

* Sit on a chair or on the ground cross-legged, in a meditation position.

* With your right thumb, close your right nostril and inhale through the left nostril. Release your right nostril and with your middle and ring finger, close your left nostril exhaling through the right nostril.

* Inhale through the right nostril, then release the fingers, closing the right nostril and exhaling through the left nostril.

* Continue the slow breathing through alternate nostrils and focus on the breath.

* Practise this for 10 minutes for benefits to start accruing.

Bhramari

Derived from Sanskrit, brahmari literally means a bee. It is a humming exercise, which increases nitric oxide in the body and acts as vasodilators; helps with easier blood flow through the vessels and prevents muscles from tightening.

Steps to do Anulom Bhramari:

* Sit on a chair or on the ground cross-legged, in a meditation position.

* Close your ears using your thumb and place your middle and ring fingers lightly at the inner corner of your eyes.

* Rest your index finger above your eyebrows and little finger where it rests on your cheeks.

* Take a deep breath in and while exhaling makes a soft humming sound similar to ‘hmmm, throughout the entire exhalation. Inhale again and while exhaling makes the humming sound.

* Practise for 10 minutes for benefits to start accruing.

Diaphragmatic breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing is a deep breathing exercise that fully engages the diaphragm and increases the efficiency of the lungs.

The diaphragm is a large muscle that sits at the base of the lungs. When a person inhales, their diaphragm contracts and moves downward, creating space for the lungs to expand and fill with air. When a person exhales, the diaphragm relaxes and moves upward, helping move air out of the lungs.

Diaphragmatic breathing, or “belly breathing,” involves fully engaging the stomach, abdominal muscles, and diaphragm when breathing. This means actively pulling the diaphragm down with each inward breath. In this way, diaphragmatic breathing helps the lungs fill more efficiently.

How to do Diaphragmatic breathing?

To perform basic diaphragmatic breathing, follow the instructions below:

* Lie down on a flat surface with a pillow under the head and pillows beneath the knees. Pillows will help keep the body in a comfortable position.

* Place one hand on the middle of the upper chest.

* Place the other hand on the stomach, just beneath the rib cage but above the diaphragm.

* To inhale, slowly breathe in through the nose, drawing the breath down toward the stomach. The stomach should push upward against the hand, while the chest remains still.

To exhale, tighten the abdominal muscles and let the stomach fall downward while exhaling through pursed lips. Again, the chest should remain still.

People should practice this breathing exercise for 5–10 minutes at a time, around three to four times each day.

Once a person becomes comfortable with diaphragmatic breathing, they may start to practice the exercise while seated or standing. When practicing diaphragmatic breathing in these positions, it is important to keep the shoulders, head, and neck relaxed.

Benefits:

Diaphragmatic breathing helps a person engage the diaphragm fully while breathing. This may provide a number of health benefits, including:

* strengthening the diaphragm.

* improving stability in the core muscles.

* slowing the breathing rate.

* lowering heart rate and blood pressure.

* reducing oxygen demand.

* promoting relaxation.

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