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Yoga in First Aid

Calm Breathing can help reduce shock and stress-inducing situations.

Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) can be helpful in minimizing stress and reducing high blood pressure after an accident or after a particularly busy day.

Humming Bee Breath (Bramari Pranayama) reduces anxiety and helps body tissue heal quicker.

Sit somewhere quiet, on a chair or cross-legged on the floor.
Use props like towels and cushions for support.
Close your eyes.
Relax your whole body. Concentrate on areas that you tense normally like shoulders and the jaw and actively release those areas.
Close your lips but allow the teeth to remain slightly apart.
Place your middle or index finger against the Tragus (ear flap) to close off hearing.
Inhale through the nose and then slowly exhale making a humming noise like a bumble bee.
Continue for 5 rounds or until a feeling of relaxation is achieved.
Your breath should remain steady and even.


Posted by bakpakbug 07:34 Tagged health_and_medicine

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