The perfect ‘me-time’: How to detox through breathing exercises

The perfect ‘me-time’: How to detox through breathing exercises
The time-honoured tradition of using breathing exercises to meditate originates from ancient times and continues to be relied on by many people today. In the intense pace of 21st-century life, genuine calm and relaxation are often difficult to access. Read on to find out how you can harness the power of breath to free yourself from physical and mental distress.

Did you know that the breath is powerful enough to eliminate up to 70% of your physical, emotional and mental toxins?  The best part is that it’s absolutely free!

In order to activate the power of the breath, one must first to engage it.

If you are feeling anxious, close your eyes and place your left hand over your heart. Breathe in deeply and slowly for three minutes, feeling your breath travel throughout your body.

If you are feeling sluggish in your gut, take a full, deep breath in through your nose. Breathe out completely through your mouth, pulling your navel towards your spine and hold your breath for one second. Breathe out some more air through your mouth and pull your navel in further and hold your breath for one second. Breathe out some more air through the mouth and pull your navel in further and repeat three times.

If your feeling tired, take a fast, deep breath in through an open mouth. Breath out fast through an open mouth while pulling navel towards the spine. Repeat this exercise four times then pause for a few seconds and repeat five times.

If you're feeling emotional, rub your sternum with your fists. Breathe in deeply and slowly through the nose and let the air out through the mouth. Enjoy a Breathing Audio Guide set at 528Hz to help you centre your breath, balance your body and calm your mind.

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