3 Breathwork Techniques to Find Calm

Mukha Yoga
2 min readSep 23, 2022

One of the most important parts of a nourishing yoga practice is breathing. Luckily, any breathing technique learned in the yoga studio can be used outside the classroom. Next time you’re feeling anxious, worried or upset about something, try the following breathwork techniques to restore calm and bring peace to your day.

Relaxing Breath: 4–7–8 breathing

This type of breathing technique slows the heart rate and creates a state of present consciousness. It works beautifully with our nervous system by giving it a break from the stresses of daily life. It’s also a technique easily mastered by beginners because the specific count helps focus the attention.

Breathwork Technique Instructions

  1. Inhale through your nose for a count of four.
  2. Hold your breath for seven seconds. Try to relax your body instead of tightening your muscles.
  3. Slowly exhale through your mouth for a count of eight.
  4. Repeat for a couple of minutes at first. Gradually increase the duration of the exercise.

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Emphasizing breathing through your diaphragm promotes a feeling of calm by expelling negative emotions. It’s a powerful healing technique because it releases tension around the abdominal area, where our second brain resides. Read more on Yoga Medicine for the Vagus Nerve.

Breathwork Technique Instructions

  1. Sit somewhere comfortable and place one hand on your chest and one hand below the ribcage, right where the diaphragm is.
  2. Slowly inhale through your nose and let your belly rise as the breath moves downward.
  3. Slowly exhale through…

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By Aimeé Durán Triujeque; All Rights Reserved @2022

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