11 Great Videos for Breathing Exercises

Why is breathing properly so important?

Breathing supplies our bodies and their various organs with oxygen, which is vital for our survival. It also helps to get rid of waste products and toxins from the body. Most people do not think about breathing, as we breathe automatically more than 20000 times a day. But breathing technique is very important. Our breath is the crucial link between our mind and our body. Proper breathing can help us calm down and can affect our psychophysical well-being. The videos below outline the importance and manner of performing different breathing techniques.

Videos about breathing

Different Yoga Breathing Techniques

There are numerous yoga breathing techniques. The following videos present a few of them and explain how to practice them properly.

The first technique presented is the 4-7-8 Breathing pattern. The exercise is very simple, and suitable for almost anyone. It takes less than 3 minutes to repeat four cycles. You can do the exercise in any position.

Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there throughout the entire exercise. Before starting a cycle, exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.

  1. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose, mentally counting to four.
  2. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  3. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to the count of eight.

Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times, for a total of four breaths.

Wim Hof Breathing Method

Wim Hof (also known by the name "The Iceman") become famous by breaking a number of Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. His feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. During his self-development, Hof developed some practical techniques (breathing, cold therapy, commitment) that he put together in the Wim Hof Method. Thousands of people practice this method and many report visible improvements in their psychophysical well-being.

Wim Hof Breathing exercises are a big part of the Wim Hof Method and can be beneficial even without practicing exposure to the cold.

Breath with Gratitude

By upgrading your breathing exercises with a sense of gratitude, you create an even stronger method for personal growth.