Everyday stress, hectic life, unhealthy lifestyle: Especially our most natural and vital activity, breathing, is quickly neglected. Then we unconsciously "flatten" our breath, which has a negative effect on our well-being and our energy. The following exercises and tips will help you to remember your breathing, because deep and conscious breathing helps us daily to more concentration and vitality.
Inhaling is a popular method for colds to clear the airways. However, you should not - as hitherto often recommended - inhale with camomile solutions, but rather with a saline solution. While chamomile can cause the mucous membranes to dry out, saline solution has a calming effect on the mucous membranes and therefore promises a quick improvement. For a saline solution, just add about 2-3 teaspoons of salt to one liter of hot water. Then hold the towel covered head over the bowl and take a deep breath.
A healthy, balanced and vitamin-rich diet strengthens your immune system and prevents diseases. Of particular importance is a lot of fresh fruit (such as citrus) and vegetables with a high vitamin C content, as it can be used by the body much better than vitamins from dietary supplements.
Sit on a chair and let your hands hang loose between your legs. The head hangs heavily down, shoulders, neck and back are relaxed. When bending down, exhale slowly. Stay in that posture for a moment and then straighten up again. Inhale lightly. Conscious breathing makes you feel fit and relaxed again quickly.
This exercise is for relaxation and relaxation. It can be performed while standing (loose posture, standing shoulder-width, slightly bent knees) or while sitting. Keep your arms next to your body and then slowly lift them to chest level. When exhaling then divide the arms apart. As you inhale, your arms are slowly led forward again. Repeat this exercise several times. After completing the exercises, place your hands on your stomach and remain in that position for a moment.
This exercise also helps you to breathe easier. Stand back and bend your knees slightly. While taking a deep breath, lift your arms sideways over your head. As you exhale, swing your arms and upper body forward. Repeat this exercise five times and then lower the upper body forward.
To promote free breathing, sit cross-legged on the floor and rest your arms sideways. Hold your head up and look straight ahead. Please make sure that the head and cervical spine are not overstretched, as this could cause dizziness. Inhale deeply through the nose and out through the mouth.
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