Don’t underestimate the power of breathing exercises. They are recognized for their efficacy in treating anxiety and are a powerful aspect of yoga and meditative practices. Their beauty lies in that they are easy and can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone. Here are some to try when you need to stave off anxiety, relax after a tough day or just to have a clearer mind.
One process that gives you all the benefits of breathing exercises is known as 'equal breathing'. Equal breathing is all about reaching an inner balance starting with you breathing. The method is to inhale through the nose for a count of four, then exhale through the nose for a matching count of four. Sure, this one is extremely basic but it gives you the base for controlling your breathing and being able to explore more intricate exercises later on.