Breathing Exercise Number 4

The current covid-19 crisis has understandably got many of us feeling stressed and anxious. One of things that we can all do to combat this whilst in lockdown is to try some breathing exercises, designed to help us relax, ease anxiety and clear our minds.

Over the next few days, we will be uploading 7 breathing exercises you can do at home, which you can turn to, to try and ease any anxiety brought on by the crisis.

The fourth exercise borrows from pranayama yoga, and is known as equal breathing. This is another simple exercise, which simply involves focusing on making sure you inhale and exhale for the same amount of time. Don’t worry if each breath cycle isn’t the same length as the previous one, the only thing that matters is that you inhale and exhale for the same amount of time. Try 4 seconds for each, in a comfortable seated or lying position.

 

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