Take 10 minutes out of your daily schedule and attain zen. It has been proven that controlled breathing has several health benefits and can also help us de-stress and relax. Though the effect of breathing on anxiety has still not been tested clinically, experts, yogis firmly believe breathing exercises do increase mindfulness and awareness. Controlled breathing not only helps to calm the body and mind, but it also helps in controlling blood pressure, diabetics, pulmonary diseases, besides helping us to deal with stressful situations better.
Work, stress, our daily frustrations and problems will exist as long as we live, along with our breath so effective control over it in our daily lives is very important. All it takes is 10 minutes from your regular schedule, to adopt these practices, whether you are at home, workplace or anywhere else. Find out 6 breathing exercises from this article of healthland.time.com that can help you relax from breathing expert Dr. Alison McConnell, yoga instructor Rebecca Pacheco and psychologist Dr. Ellen Langer.