Pre-header Home Page null Facebook Twitter Linked In Google + Specialty Programs Personal Insurance Life Insurance Business Insurance Employee BenefitsSite Header
Get A Quote

Wellness Wednesday- A Breathing Tip to Help You Relax

Wellness Insurance Mindfulness

The practice of yoga incorporates many separate breathing techniques (above and beyond the coordinated breathing you do during yoga routines) that can help relax you and release tension. And many of these techniques can be done anytime, anywhere — not just during yoga class.

If you'd like to reap the benefits of these breathing techniques, start with the abdominal breathing technique described below. Once you've mastered abdominal breathing, you can then try others based on the unique benefits that each technique offers.

Abdominal breathing

As we go about our daily lives, most of us take quick, shallow "chest breaths" that can leave us feeling tense and drained. Abdominal breathing, also called "belly breathing," is a basic yoga breath that combats the effects of chest breathing. The technique emphasizes breathing deeply to create abdominal movement. It's essential for those beginning a yoga practice, but everyone can benefit from learning it, yogi or not.

Abdominal breathing is best learned while lying on your back, with one or both of your hands on your abdomen. To take an abdominal breath, inhale slowly and deeply, drawing air into the lowest part of your lungs so your hand rises. Your belly should expand and rise as you inhale, then contract and lower as you exhale. One way to think of this is to imagine your lungs as two glasses of water — with each breath, you should fill them from the bottom up, but empty them from the top down.

Once you're comfortable doing abdominal breathing in a reclining position, you can try it while sitting or standing. You can use this technique as you practice a yoga posture or while meditating. It is also useful at any time of the day when you need to calm down.

Be sure to check out more great articles on the Premier Insurance Corp website!

Posted 7:00 AM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Site Footer
 Powered by Insurance Website Builder                                           
Owners and Team Pay A Bill Client Forms and Requests Newsletter Client Login Contact Us Client Login Feedback Privacy Policy Job Openings Testimonials Newsletter & Alerts Report A Claim Business Insurance Personal Insurance FAQs FAQs Disaster & Resources Our Partners About Us Mission Values Privacy Policy Client Services Client Payment HR360 Login Report a Claim Newsletters & Alerts Safety Resources Helpful Links Testimonials Contact Us