Relaxation techniques The importance of correct breathing


Correct breathing ensures the renewal air in the lungs. When we breathe, we inhale oxygen which is then transported throughout our bodies. Inhale through your nose and not through your mouth. Deep breathing is very effective to help us relax when we become angry, tense or stressed-out.

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April 9 th, 2015

How it works

Lie down, slightly fold your knees, and put your hands placed on the abdomen. Inhale for five seconds through your nose and close your mouth. Keep the air in your lungs and count to 10 and exhale for five seconds. Feel your belly expand when you inhale and contract when you exhale. Practice correct breathing before going to sleep and upon waking up.

Add variety

Stand up and pull your shoulders back. Inhale through your nose and put your hand on your abdomen while you inhale. Change the scenery a bit; do your breathing exercises in nature where the air is fresh and clean.

Muscle relaxation

Stand up straight and stretch your hands high above your body. Pretend you’re climbing a rope and remember to breathe deeply. Stretch your hands out in front of your body while you inhale and exhale slowly.


Slowly squat as deep as you can and hold for five seconds. Get up slowly and repeat 10 times.

Relieve shoulder and throat fatigue

Stand up straight, legs hip width apart. Lower your head until you can feel a pull in the neck and shoulder muscles. Inhale and exhale deeply for 20 seconds and try to touch the ground. Keep this position for five seconds and get up slowly. This exercise promotes blood flow to the head and brain.

After the above, lay face down and put your hands under your chin, palms facing down. Stretch your head and shoulders by pushing it with your hand. Don’t push too far as this might do more harm than good.


Cool down

Lie down and relax, without doing anything, for 1 or 2 minutes. Think about positive things. Rise slowly to avoid dizziness. You should be calm and ready to face all your duties and responsibilities again.



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