An Introduction to Different Breathing Techniques 

Introduction to different breathing techniques

Do you want to learn what different breathing techniques are all about? How to handle life’s stressors and hardships? Then you have come to the right place! Breathing techniques are one of the most effective tools to handle life’s stressors and hardships better Done properly and with varied approaches, breathing techniques help to improve nearly …

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Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong Studies and Benefits

What are Tai Chi & Qigong? Tai chi, also called t’ai chi ch’uan, is an ancient Chinese martial arts. It’s known for its graceful movements and slow flowing gestures. Tai chi is an expression or form of qigong. Some argue that the research about them should not be separated but instead be viewed as one …

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Pain Management with Diaphragmatic Breathing

Five Steps to Teaching Diaphragmatic Breathing Step 1: Watch! For a few minutes, observe patients’ breathing while they sit down. You can ask them to place one hand on their abdomen and the other on their chest. You can help reduce performance anxiety by having them close their eyes, or distract them with another activity that allows …

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Breathing Exercise - Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic breath is also known as belly, deep and relaxed breathing, or abdominal breathing. It maximizes the use the main muscle of breathing, diaphragm. This results in slower and deeper breathing. It is an important skill to have in your patient’s toolbox for self-management. It is easy to teach your patients this skill with practice. …

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Pranayama Breathing

Pranayama breathing exercises

Prana, which is the ancient Hindu language Sanskrit means energy or life force (breathing), and ayama, which means control or regulation in Hinduism. Thus, prana and ayama (pranayama) create breath control. PRANAYAMA BREATHING HISTORY People have been pranayama-based yoga breathing techniques for thousands of years. This is according to the Atharva Veda an ancient Indian …

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Alternate nostril breathing: Balance your mind and emotions

Balance your mind and emotions with breathing

It is simple to do alternate nostril breathing and it has many benefits that we can all use in our daily lives. This technique is great to use before you start yoga or meditate. It can be used before going to bed or right before you go to work. You will feel balanced and ready …

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What is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is easy once you understand it. However, you need to be careful to ensure you are doing it correctly. Teachers say that shallow-breathing people may feel lightheaded when they take deeper, more fuller breaths. As your body adjusts to the increased oxygen flow, this feeling will disappear. If you feel lightheaded, …

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Kids Breathing Exercises for Calm and Focus

Breathing Exercises for Children

5 Kid friendly breathing exercises – To bring calm and focus to your child’s busy life Our family has a mission. We were determined to help our kids learn self-regulation skills so they can feel fulfilled in their lives. After years of struggling to understand how to help each other manage our emotions, we are …

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Buteyko Breathing

Breathing & Meditation

Buteyko, a method of breathing, reduces the rate of respiration. This means that less air is being taken per minute. It slows down breathing and allows inhalation to occur through the nose. Increasing the amount of CO2 in the body which lowers the blood ph and allows for my oxygen distribution in the organs. What …

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