Breathing Exercises

When we are alive, we breath.  When breathing stops, that is when life on earth ends.

Breathing is an automatic mechanism for all.  Simple yet powerful, sometimes this is taken by granted by many of us, until we start to face difficulty in breathing.

What is the reason for difficulty in breathing?  It is a way our body is sending signal to us to inform us that something needs to be taken care of, on our physical body and mind.

Eating healthy, good amount of activities and mindful living helps us live happy and healthy life.

There are many different types of breathing exercise that we can practise to regulate and normalize our health.

When we breath in oxygen we also take in a lot of the universal energy.  Our breathing is affected by our every thought and emotions.  If we can consciously make a difference in our breathing patterns we can make a difference in our lives.

Intention in every breathing exercise is important. Avoid practising all these breathing techniques before two hours after meals.  Avoid Rapid Breathing in case of high blood pressure or epistaxis(nose bleed).

Breathing Exercise

The Breathing Techniques

Cleansing Breathing

This breathing technique exercise is to help release any negative emotions like anger, stress and frustration.  This breathing helps restore balance within the systems in the body.


  1. Close your eyes
  2. Take a deep breath through the nose, with the intention of breathing in positive and healing energy from the universe, into your body
  3. Breath out through mouth, with the intention of exhaling and releasing all the negative energies in the body

Repeat Steps 1-3, this till you achieve the desired state of balance.

Equal Breathing

This breathing technique exercise is to stabilize the emotions and energy of the body for a more relaxed frame of mind.


  1. Close your eyes
  2. Inhale through the nose (Count 1,2,3,4)
  3. Exhale through the nose (Count 1,2,3,4)

Repeat Steps 1-3 as many times as you desire or for a maximum of 21 rounds at any given time.

Rapid Breathing

This breathing technique exercise is effective for quickly energizing and relaxing the human systems.  Use this to stimulate and increase stamina.  You can use this technique when you are in a dull mood, or when experiencing breathing disorders, flu or cold.


  1. Close your eyes
  2. Take a deep breath
  3. Then breathe in and out in a very rapid manner
  4. Count your exhalation 1-27 or 1-54
  5. Alternate with closing one nose, by pressing your side of the thumb on one of the nose.  Repeat steps 1-4 for the left nose.  Repeat the same for the right nose.

Repeat 1-5 a few times.

Abdominal Breathing

This breathing technique exercise is to revitalize


  1. Close your eyes
  2. Put your hand on the upper abdomen area
  3. Now breathe only through the abdomen while limiting the chest

Repeat Steps 1-3 as you desire or when you feel revitalized.

Choose the suitable technique for you. Always remember we are blessed!  Happy Breathing!

Breathing is important as that is the source of life within our body. Our action of breathing comes without any effort from our part. It is carried out sub-consciously. Only when we have difficulties breathing, do we start being aware of this beautiful nature of life.

Many meditation focuses on breathing to help us relax and re-connecting our mind to our true inner self.

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