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Important Tip On Every Breath You Take

“Take deep breaths” is advice we all hear often – when we get angry at something, when we become tense, when we’re all stressed out… to relax.

But do you know the right technique to breathe deeply? My mom’s physiotherapist would always insist she followed this technique to ensure that a/ the abdominal muscles stay strong b/ strengthen the lungs. After all, we must breathe to enjoy life, right? So on to the technique:

  1. Lie on your back, on a flat surface
  2. Place one hand on your stomach just above your belly button, and the other hand on your chest
  3. Inhale slowly, making sure that your stomach rises a bit
  4. Hold your breath for a second
  5. Slowly exhale, letting your stomach sink back down.

I was looking for an appropriate picture – but this diagrammatic representation seemed perfect. Practise this to perfect it! Ever see a sleeping baby breathe? They do it instinctively!

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Vidya

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