Ever wondered what is that simple thing you need to do when you are stressful?
The answer is quite simply – observe your breath, alter it so that exhalations are slightly longer than inhalations!!
There is a huge science behind this simple key to beat stress.
Let me try to summarize it here:
Longer duration of exhalations means more time for anabolic activities – those that build your mental & physical muscles. Controlling exhalations such that they are ‘slightly’ longer than inhalations means basically giving more time for your body to convert ‘energy’ into ‘matter’.
1. Don’t overdo anything. Listen to your body.
2. Your breathing in /out should ALWAYS be smooth, effortless & hopefully soundless. Keep altering the duration of your inhalations & exhalations (when you do deep breathing) so that you are able to consistently breathe in/out for say atleast 5 minutes with the same ratio of in/out all the time.
3. Even a fraction of second more to exhale adds tremendous value to your body – in terms of building it to beat stress.
4. Again, don’t over do.
Try it for 5-10 minutes a day and see the calming effect it has on you.
Enjoy stress-free life!