Want Stress Relief, Energy & Calm? Try This Yoga Breathing Technique! by Nicole DeAvilla

Mindfulness Fitness
7 years ago

Want Stress Relief, Energy & Calm? Try This Yoga Breathing Technique!

How many times have you been told to take a deep breath or breathe diaphragmatically, and not really known what to do? Try this two-part yoga breathing practice to do both. It's simpler than the full yoga breath

  • Place one hand on your belly. 
  • As you inhale, allow your belly to expand. 
  • As you exhale, let it lower. 
  • Now place your other hand on your lower ribs. 
  • Inhale allow your belly then your lower ribs to expand. 
  • Exhale, lower the ribs then your belly. 
  • Repeat. 

If it feels awkward at first, just keep practicing until it feels natural. You can then let your arms relax on your lap. Watch my two-part yoga breathing video here!

Kelli Porcaro
Yes! Thank you! I needed this!!
Elisa Schmitz
What a great way to start the new week. Thanks, Nicole DeAvilla! xoxo
Stephanie Cannoe
Just breathe. I find it is the simplest way to ground myself in the moment and to reset my spirit. Gratitude to be alive, the simplest truth inherent in our breath. I appreciate your positive energy, it is felt.

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