Best breathing techniques which lowers stress at work
Stress is something which affects almost all of us. It, however, ought to be kept as low as possible so as to maintain a healthy living and maintain concentration at work. There are many things which cause stress.
Trying to finish your work as fast as you could or having your mind racing about what to buy for dinner and ensuring that you have made a phone call to order it can cause stress. In this case, you need a breather to reduce such stress. In this article, we will look at the two best breathing techniques that you could use to reduce your stress at work as described below.
Equal Breathing technique
This is a breathing technique that is mostly used in yoga practice. It is the simplest. All you have to do is breathe in and breathe out for a certain number of counts. The number of breath in counts should be equal to the number of breath out counts. So if you breathe in four times, you should also breathe out four times. As you breathe in or out, you should murmur some phrases, especially those which you enjoy. You should say the phrases a bit louder as you approach the end of your breaths. Stress experts claim that breathing in and out for a given number of counts will help reduce stress. Some of the phrases that you could murmur are, Everything is returning to normal or I control all the focus. By using this technique you will find yourself more active and calm.
This is another technique which can help reduce stress at work. By using this technique, you will be able to stay focused on the task and give less attention to other irrelevant things. The process of using this technique starts with grabbing your nose using your thumb and finger such that the thumb is holding one nostril and the ring finger holding the other. You will then let go of the thumb so as to breathe using one nostril. After a few breaths, release the ring finger and grip the other nostril using your thumb. Breathe in using this other nostril. Reverse the order as many times as possible such that at one time you have closed the left nostril and at another time you have closed the right nostril.