Breathe better to find well-being and serenity
In a constant race for productivity and profit, our daily life can quickly become stressful, exhausting and hectic. We take less and less time to rest, recharge and feel good.
We breathe mechanically without really realizing that in addition to being vital breathing acts on our body, our emotions, and our well-being.
As soon as we are stressed, anxious or angry, our heart rate increases. Breathing then becomes rapid, jerky and irregular. We must not give in to panic, quite the contrary. From the moment you become aware of this and act on your breathing to make it slower, more peaceful, inner calm sets in again and gives way to inner well-being.
Good breathing will have benefits for your physical and emotional balance. To put this into practice, there are simple breathing exercises that make you feel better and calm your mind. "Breathing better" is a deep breath in consciousness and in cardiac coherence. Clear your mind.
Well-being breathing exercises
Here are three breathing exercises that will help you find calm and serenity:
1/ Cardiac coherence: accepting and regulating your emotions
Cardiac coherence is a physiological relaxation technique used in sophrology . It is scientifically proven that it has positive effects on our body.
This method is based on breathing exercises aimed at slowing the heart rate and thus reducing stress and anxiety. The advantage is that you can do it anywhere and anytime: at home, at work, in transport. The objective is to become aware of your breathing for at least three minutes while counting between 4 and 6 seconds on your inspirations then do the same thing on your expirations. To facilitate or complement the exercise, you can totally associate the exercise with positive visualizations (happy moments, memories, people.).
At 100BON we associate cardiac coherence with our products from the Aromachology range. Associated with our synergies of essential oils, this exercise allows us to become aware of our breathing and to let go.
To end the day on positive vibrations, do the exercise with the Let Go fragrance. Eliminate tensions and stress accumulated during the day.
If you have trouble sleeping, the heart coherence associated with Sweet Dreams will make you spend the most peaceful of nights.
2/ Pranayama, ancestral beneficial practice
“Pranayama” is an ancestral yogic term which means “the mastery of the breath”. "Prana" meaning vital energy, this technique helps to recharge, relax and leads to well-being.
Part of one of the eight branches of yoga, Pranayama consists of regulating your breathing while learning to control your breath . Practiced regularly, this method gradually allows you to acquire conscious , calm and regular breathing. This then allows you to achieve calm and inner serenity.
Pranayama is based on the ventral or abdominal breathing, in full consciousness that we have at birth, but which we unfortunately quickly lose to make way for very mechanical thoracic breathing . This exercise has many benefits. It allows you to take deeper inspirations and thus optimally oxygenate the body.
To begin the exercise, lie down on the ground in a comfortable posture, releasing your abdomen. Then put one hand on your stomach, the other on your chest. Listen and feel your breath for a few moments. Be very attentive to the movements of your body, feel each of your breaths, without judgment. Take a breath in, inflating the belly first, then the ribcage. Exhale through the nose, first emptying the air located in the rib cage, then the air in the belly. You should repeat this breath for at least three minutes.
3/ Alternate breathing or Nâdî Shoddhana to purify oneself
This effective, simple and fast method is part of Pranayama. It consists of carrying out alternate breathing, called “Nâdî Shoddhana” which in Sanskrit means the purification of the energy channels. For this exercise, inhale for 4 seconds by blocking one nostril with your thumb, then block your breath for 2 or 3 seconds before exhaling for 8 seconds through the other nostril while blocking the opposite nostril with your index finger.
To benefit from all the virtues of the exercise, repeat this three or four times minimum. Fill up on energy on the inspiration and chase away stress and anxiety on the expiration. You will see, the benefits are immediate!
Combined with our Aromachology fragrances, these exercises will become your new daily companions to live more serenely, more lightly and in total well-being.
Do you want to do these exercises? Stop for a moment, inhale then exhale with our experiment: Breathing
Accompany your sessions with our aromachology products