Yoga breathing exercises
Breathing is a continuous movement of air to the lungs.
The oxygen that is inhaled into the lungs is immediately intervened in the heart and then transported by the red blood cells in the blood to the whole body.
Supply all cells, tissues, nerves, endocrine glands, organs, etc.
Everyone can breathe.
However, people usually breathe too superficially and not deep enough. Our lungs only use 1/3. If a person always breathes superficially, his body and blood will lack oxygen, which will cause headaches and fatigue.The brain is unresponsive.
Yoga breathing is a complete abdominal breathing by the movement of the abdominal muscles, intercostal muscles and diaphragm. This breathing is uniform, slow and deep.
To provide more oxygen to various organs of the body in order to keep our heart and lungs functioning well, we must learn yoga breathing.
There are 4 basic breathing methods of yoga: abdominal breathing, chest breathing, complete breathing and single nostril clearing meridian breathing.
These types of breathing are all done through the nostrils.
The inspiratory intercostal muscles expand and the diaphragm is lowered, and the lungs increase in volume, pushing air into the lungs.
The exhaled diaphragm increases and the lungs become smaller, expelling air from the lungs.
1 Abdominal breathing method: Lie on your back, put your hands on the abdomen, inhale slowly, relax the abdomen, feel the air is drawn towards the abdomen, the hand can feel the abdomen rise, in fact, the diaphragm is lowered,Press the air into the lungs to rupture. When exhaling, slowly contract the abdominal muscles, the diaphragm is raised, and the air is expelled from the lungs.
2 chest breathing method: sit cross-legged, straight back, hands on the ribs, inhale slowly at the same time, both hands feel the ribs expand and expand and lift upwards, experience the ribs move down and inward and lift.
3 Full breathing method: sit cross-legged, with one hand on the abdomen and one hand on the ribs, slowly inhale, and feel that the abdomen slowly bulges. Let the air fill the lower half of the lung first, and then fill the air with the upperHalf, now the air fills every corner of the lungs, you have inhaled to the maximum capacity of your lungs, and then slowly exhale, first relax the upper chest, then relax the lower chest and abdomen, and finally contract the abdominal muscles,Exhale completely.
Effect: This is a correct and natural breathing performed by combining abdominal and chest breathing.
After a few exercises, you will be able to use this breathing technique freely and use it in your daily and yoga practice.
It not only supplements the inhaled oxygen to various organs of the body, but also strengthens the abdominal muscles, which can actually relieve and calm us.
4Single nostril clearing meridian breathing practice: sit cross-legged, support knees with left hand, right middle finger, index finger against eyebrow, thumb and ring finger on top and bottom of nose, press thumb on right nostril, use left nostril only long, slowlyFully breathe 5 times, then close your eyes properly, and carefully experience the movement in the body, and evenly and gently breathe in. After you finish, release your thumbs, press your ring finger on the left nostril, and slowly use your right nostril.5 yoga breathes completely.
Repeat 5-10 rounds.
Note: Inhale and exhale approximately.
When breathing in and out of your nostrils, do not make a sound.
If you have rhinitis or a cold, do not do this breathing exercise.
Effect: Provides excess oxygen supply to the body, expels carbon dioxide and stale lungs, clears the “obstacles” in the meridian system and makes the meridians unobstructed.
Strengthen the function of upper respiratory tract, prevent rhinitis and cold.