Meditation Through the Breath

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There are many relaxation techniques that are present that can help you to keep your stress level in check, yet there are certain technique that are better than others. This article focuses on breathing relaxation technique, as this is very easy to follow and is very effective.

Deep breathing involves breathing through your diaphragm as opposed to the regular shallow breathing through the lungs. The best part of deep breathing is that it sends a signal to the brain that the body in a state of complete relaxation. Although deep breathing sounds too easy but there is a correct technique to follow deep breathing. In order to ensure that you get the maximum benefit we are breaking down this technique in to four simple steps.

Step 1. Make yourself comfortable.

It is the first and the fore most thing tat you have to do. Make sure that you are in a comfortable position. You could be sitting anywhere be it in your office chair or couch or you ay be lying down on your couch. The idea here is to let your mind and body relax and calm down. You will know that you are relaxed when your hear rate slows down and your body muscles relax. You can help your mind to relax by listening to some soothing music.

Step 2. Right breathing.

This step makes sure that you are using your diaphragm to breathe instead of your lungs. While breathing place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen, while breathing you should ensure that the hand on the abdomen is moving where as the hand on the chest is not, in case the opposite is happening then try to breathe through your mouth instead of the nose and try and squeeze the stomach muscles as you breathe out.

Step 2. Repeat

Once you are able to make corrections and breathe deeply practice doing it till you are perfect at it. While repeating the breathing try and consciously slow down your inhalations and exaltations. You can at the same time relax your mind by imagining that you are in a soothing atmosphere, you can visualize yourself at a spa or at a recent holiday place where you has gone.

Step 4. Use it at anytime.

After you have mastered the steps mentioned above you can use this technique to relax whenever you want. You can relax before a big presentation or after a tiring day at work. If you practice this regularly you will amazed at the marked reduction in your stress level.

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