We live in a world filled with chaos, and often, things don’t go according to our plans in our everyday lives. To maintain calmness and equilibrium, we engage in various activities such as listening to music, cooking, swimming, playing sports, practicing yoga, taking walks, jogging, and guided meditation, including breathing exercises. Engaging in activities like walking, stretching, and conditioning effectively combats stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that being involved in some form of physical activity throughout the day contributes to a happier life.
But what do you do when you’re feeling anxious, panicked, and scared, and you don’t know how to deal with these emotions, especially when they occur regularly? The natural instinct may be to avoid triggers that provoke such feelings, but that’s not always possible because life constantly throws us curveballs. So, how does one handle such situations? The answer lies in practicing breathing exercises to maintain your composure, balance, and mental well-being.
In this video by Bupa Health UK, Nadina Moutou, a Health Adviser at Bupa, introduces you to four calming breathing exercises based on the ancient pranayama yoga practice of breath control. These exercises can help reduce stress and anxiety, providing you with valuable tools to navigate the challenges life presents.