Exercising is not always about pushups, planks, and sit-ups.

Some exercises can give you relaxation and can help in lessening your anxiety.

Exercises like breathing exercises can help you in releasing your anxiety and stress.

Breathing properly always cannot be associated with living longer but can lessen and control anxiety.

Deep breathing comes with many benefits.

Here are Deep Breathing Benefits:

  • Breathing releases toxins and helps in detoxification.
  • Breathing releases tension and anxiety.
  • Deep and proper breathing helps in relaxing body and mind and leads to bringing clarity.
  • Breathing can provide ease and comfort when you are in pain.
  • Controlled and proper breathing strengthens your abdominal muscles.
  • Breathing promotes oxygen in the organs and muscles, so it helps in increasing muscles.
  • Breathing properly and correctly will lead you to increase the strength of your immune system.
  • Breathing helps in improving the quality of the blood.
  • Deep and comfortable breathing can help in the improvement of the nervous system.
  • If you breathe in a proper manner it can switch your mood.

So I hope now you have got many reasons why breathing properly is necessary. And now I can talk about 8 Breathing Exercises one should not avoid doing.

Here are Top 8 Breathing Exercises One Should Do To Lessen Their Anxiety.

These exercises are really easy and can be done at any time and anywhere.


During this quarantine, you can do these exercises when you get bored and want to lessen and control your anxiety levels.

  1. Extend your exhale

Inhaling might not release your stress and anxiety. But exhaling can make you feel relaxed and control your anxiety level. You can extend your exhale and exhale slowly to control your stress level.

  1. Abdomen breathing

Breathe like you feel the movement of your stomach going in and coming out when you breathe. Breathe from your abdomen that is just below your lungs. You will feel more relaxed and tension-free after you will feel your exhaling and inhaling from your abdomen.

  1. Breathing in focus

Focus is necessary for everything you do. You can breathe in focus while sitting or lying down in a peaceful environment and breathe very slowly. This slow focused and relaxed breathing will surely lessen your anxiety and depression. You will feel yourself while slow breathing. You will feel calm and cool.

Breathing in focus

  1. Eaqalized breathing (Pranayam)

Inhaling and exhaling equally at an equal amount of time can relax your body. Pranayam has many variations you can opt whichever you like. Also, you can choose any position to perform it. It will ultimately relax your body.

  1. Resonant breathing

In resonant breathing, you don’t even need to focus on how much time you are inhaling and exhaling. Just close your eyes take a small breathe and release the carbon dioxide. This is the most soothing exercise and this will release all your anxiety, stress and pressure. You will relaxed and peaceful.

  1. Lion’s breathing

Breathing out like a lion is quite interesting? Yes, in this exercise you have to breathe out like a lion and can make the sound ‘ha’ from your mouth. You have to release or exhale the oxygen both from your nostrils and mouth. After this exercise, you will feel boosted.

  1. Alternate nostril breathing

Sit with your spine straight. Now close one of your nostrils with the thumb, inhale and exhale the same with another nostril by closing the nostril you inhaled. This exercise will give you peace and relaxation. Try it once in the morning or either in the evening. You will love it for sure.

  1. Guided meditation

If you think more about your problems you will end up making it more complex. Sitting in a quiet, dark and silent place, closing your eyes and just steadying your breathe will give you peace and relaxation. You can play meditating recordings to make it more calming.

So here were the simple solutions to your every problem. Yes, your problems remain a problem till when you feel it a problem. Once you calm down yourself it becomes a question that needs an answer from and you have the answer.

Just make yourself calm, and fight against your problems, stress, and anxiety. Remember it is you who can do it and it is you who cannot do it. Choose good things for you. Do whatever makes you feel happy and release your anxiety.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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