Big things come in small packages. While we all go ahead with our busy schedules we often ignore how little things can help us in the long run. Take for example your breath. How many times a day do you actually concentrate on how well are you breathing?
You will be surprised to know that as we grow older we tend to take in less oxygen and thus not use our lungs to their full capacity, resulting in various body ailments; small first and growing bigger gradually.
Yoga, says breath comes foremost for your body workout. If you can just concentrate on your breath and consciously take deeper breaths, you will be able to relax your mind faster and even feel happier. Its a simple understanding; during a hectic routine our minds work faster and our breaths become shortened. When we consciously deep breathe, we relax our mind. Thus giving it the break it needs.
More than 70% of the energy is consumed by our mind that our body creates with the food intake. Surprising but true and thus, the mind needs more attention, relaxation and rejuvenation.
If you can simply spare five minutes every day, you will notice the difference in a couple of days. Your patience level will increase along with your memory. The best time is right after bath or first thing in the morning.
Choose a spot wherever you can get fresh air and comfortable sitting position. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath. It will be short first. Gradually take deeper breaths and exhale slowly. Eventually, leading to deep breaths-hold as-long-as-you-can and exhale as-slowly-as-you can; notice the moment you open your eyes. There will be calmness within you.
Start with just this and time it to five minutes. Once you get into the habit you can take the thread forward by combining this with other breathing exercises like Annulom-Vilom, Bhastrika, Bhramri, and Aum Chanting.
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