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6 Breath Practices for a Stressful Day at Work1 min read

6 Breath Practices for a Stressful Day at Work | health is wellth
This is a guest post by The Healthlete for Yoga Journal. You can read the full article on stress-relieving pranayama here!

Work is often a huge source of stress in our lives. Whether you’re trying to meet unrealistic deadlines, manage a high workload, or handle a conflict with a boss or co-worker, it can be overwhelming and anxiety-provoking.

When things start to feel out of control at work, one of the simplest things you can do to calm your nervous system and improve your state of mind is to take a few moments to shift your focus to your breath. Better yet, take five for pranayamaor breathwork, right at your desk. Pranayama, which means controlling your breath and its energies, can be a powerful reset for your body and mind.

Research suggests that a regular pranayama practice can improve brain health and attention, which means you’ll be better able to tackle the tasks and challenges ahead.

Typically, your breath will become more shallow and rapid when you’re feeling stressed. So, it’s best to use the pranayama techniques that slow down your breath in order to quiet your mind, improve concentration, and ease anxiety, stress, or agitation.

To help you manage the daily grind, here are six breathing practices to try at the office when you’re having a rough day. 

Read the full post at Yoga Journal

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