Mental Benefits of Efficient Breathing

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Breathing efficiently is not only beneficial for your body, but can also clear your mind, improve your concentration and reduce stress.

If you are upset or anxious, your breath may become quick and shallow. Through breathing exercises, you can control your breathing, which will restore a sense of calm.


Yoga, particularly Hatha Yoga, requires you to be constantly aware of your breath. As you breathe in your yoga practice, you exercise your diaphragm, abdominal muscles, heart, lungs and the muscles that connect your ribs. It is best to breathe through your nose to filter the air your body takes in. You should try to take at least a few minutes each day for breath awareness.

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