Abdominal breathing is the type of breathing you use in yoga. Babies breathe this way, as do you when you’re asleep. It involves letting the air you breathe in push out your abdomen.
Exercise: Energy breathing.
This exercise brings more oxygen into your body and energises. If you do this and also have a big glass of water, you’ll be able to avoid the afternoon energy slump and not need that cup of coffee.
Do this exercise standing rather than sitting.
This technique is good for creating energy and it is best to do outside or near the window to get some cool fresh air. It is also good to do as a first thing in the morning or before workout.
Exercise: Square breathing.
This is a yoga-style breathing technique. It focuses your mind on the breathing (and not the issue or problem), calms your body and reduces your heart rate. This is an excellent technique to do anywhere.