Ancient Indian practices of Ayurveda and Yoga have emphasized that proper breathing is the key to good health. In fact, Pranayama is the art and science of breathing. If it is possible learn and practice Pranayama for keeping good health.
Here are a few tips for healthy breathing:
1. Breathing is the most basic condition for survival. If we breathe in a right manner, we give ourselves more prana (life-force). Always breathe deeply, slowly and smoothly. This way you relieve stress and send more oxygen to the blood, brain and muscles increasing your energy levels and mental performance.
2. Never breathe through mouth.
3. Even if you do not learn Pranayama, always pay attention to how you breathe. Gradually, you will develop the habit of breathing deeper and slower. Set aside some time in your daily schedule for aware breathing.
4. When stressed, sit down for a while in a relaxing position and breathe deeply before you react.