Breathing exercises do more than merely offer you the vital air intake you need to live; such exercises also help to relieve stress and shed excess weight.
Breathing techniques have always been important when it comes to exercising, but correct breathing is another good way to reduce stress and lose weight. Learning to breath correctly is a of the most important tools to healthier living. Breathing exercises are convenient exercises that take a maximum of a few minutes each day to perform. You can use breathing exercises to calm your mind, relax your body and improve your general well-being.
While there are a variety of breathing techniques that can be used to aid weight loss, in order to see results you have to perform them consistently. Before beginning any breathing exercise, and especially if you are pregnant or suffer from a respiratory ailment, it’s important to get a tight schedule ahead from your medical practitioner.
However when there is a rave about a lot of weight loss workouts and expensive exercise equipments how can an easy and inexpensive breathing help us lose weight? The reasons below will convince you of the fact behind weight loss related to breathing exercises in yoga.
Anulom Vilom Pranayama
This yoga technique is also referred to as alternate nostril breathing. Sit with cross-legged on the mat and relax. Close your eyes and keep all your muscles relaxed. Now press the best nostril with the thumb of your right hand and breathe in through the left nostril. Count until 5 to support the breath. Then do vice-versa using the other nostril. This way you complete one round of the pranayama. Repeat some 10-15 rounds more to lose weight. This exercise should be done in fresh air before having your breakfast.
This yoga exercise is excellent for burning fat. It’s performed in a comfortable sitting position. Breathe in deeply through your nose, expanding your stomach and chest cavity. Hold for 10 seconds and exhale quickly squeezing your stomach muscles in toward your backbone. Practice this for five minutes, increasing time and speed with which you exhale while you get more comfortable. The stretching and compression should be done mindfully and forcefully.
There are twelve steps in Surya Namaskar. Each of those poses is accompanied with sequenced breathing which if completed with concentration and accuracy promotes weight loss toning up your entire body.
This pranayama is supposed to provide enough amount of fresh oxygen to your body. Your legs ought to be crossed, one over the other inside a padmasana. Place hands on your knees with palms facing upwards, the end of your thumb and ring finger pressing one against the other. Take normal breaths and relax. Now breathe in deeply with all your strength to ensure that your lung is filled with oxygen. Then breathe out forcefully though the nose such that a hissing sound is created. Repeat this for 5-10 times.