Need more serenity in your life?
This lovely Cardio Barre infographic has all sorts of factoids and tips about how to breathe your way to serenity.
But before you skip to the pretty pictures, here’s some of what you’ll find in the graphic:
Benefits of Deep Breathing
Deep breathing motivates the immune system so tissues can generate and heal more efficiently
Breathing Can Help You Fall Asleep
Focus on calming your nervous system, increasing focus and reducing stress
Breathing Increases Awareness and Boosts Energy Levels
Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose
Breathing Helps Relieve Tension
Exhale completely through your mouth making a whoosh sound
Breathing can help you wake up in a good mood
Inhale slowly through your nose
Breathing Helps You Focus
Start in a comfortable, meditative position
Before Any Stressful Event
Aim for 10 slow, deep breaths lasting one minute each
Controlled breathing helps your body and mind function at optimal capacity. It can also help manage blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and help you de-stress.
Experts suggest using breathing exercises as a means of increasing awareness and mindfulness.
Make mindful breathing a regular practice so you prevent stress, not just treat it.