Mind & Body

Take a breather has compiled 3 easiest breathing exercises under 10 minutes to give you the quick ‘me-time’ you deserve.

When did you last follow the ritual of “Take a deep breath in, breathe out”? We never have time for ourselves, but a Breathe Break is vital to maintaining focus and being successful.


Pursed Lip Breathing is a form of breathing that fills your lungs with oxygen and pushes out the trapped stale Carbon dioxide. To strengthen your lungs; practice this exercise for 5-10 minutes every day.


  1. Try to Relax.
  2. Breathe in through the nose for 2 seconds.
  3. Breathe out through the lips, in a manner of blowing a candle for 4-6 seconds.
  4. Repeat.


Equal Breathing is a great exercise to reduce stress and to boost focus instantly. It will bust your anxiety and will be the first in your line-up of calming techniques. Ideally, give yourself a minimum of five minutes of this exercise and notice the difference.


  1. Try to relax.
  2. Inhale through your nose for a mental count of 4.
  3. Exhale through your nose for a mental count of 4.
  4. Repeat the cycle.


Our 3rd best recommendation promotes respiratory endurance, improves cardiovascular function and promotes overall well-being. Alternate Nostril Breathing will give you relief and mental peace. One must practice this breathing exercise for 10 minutes.


  1. Sit relaxed with knees crossed.
  2. Place the left hand on the left knee and place your right hand on the nose.
  3. Exhale completely and close your right nostril with your right thumb.
  4. Inhale through left nostril and close it with your fingers.
  5. Open the right nostril and exhale.
  6. Inhale through the right nostril and close it with your thumb.
  7. Exhale through your left nostril.
  8. Repeat.

Breathing exercises not only help you clear your mind, but also enhance your overall performance. Give yourself 10 minutes a day and notice the improvement. Want a Video Tutorial? Check out this video: 

By Dinesh Lalvani

Programmer. Designer. Tinkerer. Messer. Entrepreneur. Husband. Father. Love challenges, hate sitting still, trying to make a difference in a small way.

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