Abdominal breathing is a type of breathing in which your abdominal part of the body is involved. It helps you strengthen and fortify the muscles of your abdomen and makes you breathe more efficiently thus improving your breathing capability. This is basically a kind of abdominal exercise which even the health specialists recommend to an individual. All this exercise includes is a perfect time to be set for practicing abdominal breathing while sitting up or lying down. In order to add abdominal breathing exercise to your daily schedule, you can follow these simple steps:-
How to do Abdominal Breathing Exercises
1. Set A Perfect Place and Perfect Position for yourself:-
Lie on your back or sit down and relax. Take a note of your normal breathing ways. All you have to do now is to alter the normal pace and size of your breaths in order to promote relaxation. Just close your eyes in the desired position and try to focus on your breath. The place should also be chosen in such a way that you can avoid all sorts of disturbances like external noise or smell etc.
2. Watch out the Position:-
While lying on your back, you should be in such a position that your back should be touching the floor mat and your knees should be slightly bent and feet should be flat against the floor. One of your hands should be on your chest and the other should be near the lower stomach. If you are following the abdominal breathing approach while sitting, you should sit down on a comfortable chair with your knees bent and shoulders kept relaxed along with neck. One of your hands should be on your chest and the other should be lying on your lower stomach.
3. Getting Ahead with Abdominal Breathing:-
While resting in the perfect position as described in step-2 by us, you should now relax while inhaling once and then exhaling. During inhaling, you have to take the air inside your nose and during exhaling; you have to throw back the air out. The position of your hands will help you track the position of air. When air is exhaled, the stomach muscles get tightened. Continue this approach of inhaling and exhaling for about ten minutes.
4. The Position of Hands Tells You A Lot:-
As I told you earlier, that the position of your hands will help you a lot in keeping track of your organ system. The position of your hands will thus be a guiding factor for you. The lower stomach will rise while hand on your chest will remain still. When the hand on the chest will rise, the hand on the stomach will stay still.
5. Talking about the Benefits:-
According to a fitness trainer of my knowledge, abdominal breathing has many benefits including the health of your diaphragm as it helps to strengthen it. Abdominal breathing also helps to slow your breathing rate and makes you breathe more efficiently reducing your body’s oxygen demand. Practicing this approach daily can help you stay away from all kinds of breathing disorders as well.