The year 2020 was the year that we needed a breather from. Well, the trauma of being stuck at home, the stress of job insecurity and the consistent anxiety of being infected by the covid-19 virus.
However, it’s high time to get back to our daily routine after the New Year vacation but it’s not that easy as it seems.
Even the actress Shilpa Shetty, the fitness queen admits it. The actress on Monday tweeted, “Changing gears and shifting back to a daily routine after the holiday season is never going to be easy. But, maintaining a healthy balance between calm & chaos is inexplicably crucial.”
Although 2021 is still the year of the pandemic, but now we know what we need to do to take better care of our mindspace. And what could be a better way to get started than by meditating?
Now, the art of meditation has many fans in the world—one of them being Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra.
Recently the actress took her Instagram to talk about a meditation exercise that helps her feel centred.
You can see her Instagram post here:
“Inhale and take a deep breath in, filled with positive thoughts and exhale all the negative thoughts/emotions into the universe as love and light,” she adds.
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Therefore, deep breathing exercise helps in focusing on positive thoughts while removing the negative thoughts from our mind. This can help you feel happier, more positive, and start your day on an optimistic note.
Here are some other things deep breathing can do for you:
Deep breathing is the easiest way to start meditating. In fact, it’s the best thing you can do when you feel overwhelmed when you are stressed.
In such situations, deep breathing can help you calm your mind and body, and just relax.
Not just that, deep breathing can also help you:
- Reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. And we all know just how harmful excess levels of it can be for you!
- Keep your heart rate and blood pressure in check
- Strengthen your core, because you end up using your diaphragm for inhaling and exhaling
- Strengthen your lungs
So, if you feel anxious, tensed or worried, consider trying meditation. The best thing about meditation is that anyone can practice anytime, anywhere. It’s simple and doesn’t require any special equipment.
Additionally, studies have revealed that practicing meditation can sharpen memory, manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, and even improve heart health.
Meditation is also known to help improve symptoms of asthma, cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, and tension headaches.