Because of their ability to tap into our parasympathetic (rest & relax) portion of our nervous system, deep yoga breathing techniques are frequently used for relaxation and calming your nerves. They can also be helpful at reducing stress and anxiety. Yoga breathing exercises are a quick easy way to help you relax when you feel stressed out or anxious. You can always use them whenever or wherever you need them without anyone knowing. Whether you’re anxious about an upcoming deadline, dealing with family issues or just having a really bad day these techniques are easy to learn and produce quick results.
To relieve stress & anxiety during the day you can try the following exercises: triangle breathing, humming bee breath, or ocean breathing. These yoga breathing exercises have an adaptogenic or balancing effect on your nervous system. If you’re up, they will bring you down; if you’re down, they will bring you up. You can practice these exercises standing, seated, lying down, and even while driving. They are always safe, always appropriate, and always healthy.