Whether you’re making a solid start to your day or looking for a mid-afternoon boost in productivity, using the power of breathing can be a massive asset to your day. Our Breath of Fire technique is ideal for getting that vital activity boost.
We’ve all been there; you’re working hard at the office or workplace and making progress, but you can feel yourself faltering here and there as the feeling of tiredness lulls you to a less productive state. Sure, it’s tempting to simply phone it in, but sometimes getting work done here and now can be the difference between a good and bad night's sleep – and who wants that?
In today's blog, we’ll look at the power of the Breath of Fire breathing technique and how it can help you to push yourself with a boost of alertness and activity to crush the rest of the day. Use this technique to boost your productivity or make a strong morning start.
Breath of Fire - What is it?
Our Breath of Fire technique is a fantastic breathwork practice that helps activate your body and help you regain your sense of alertness in quick succession. The Breath of Fire technique uses a fast pace with an emphasis on an active exhale and a passive inhale to stimulate the body and get you moving!
How Does it Work?
The Breath of Fire technique is all about getting you on the move and ready for anything. The practice helps optimize performance by boosting reaction times and overall alertness.
The Breath of Fire technique stimulates the body by using breathwork to enhance the processing ability of the central nervous system – increasing arousal, information processing, and improving concentration. If you're looking to smash the last couple hours of your workday or want a little extra oomph in your next sports game, then the Breath of Fire is ideally suited.
As with all breathing practices, take a moment first to sit comfortably before you begin:
Using your nose, inhale for 1 second
Then exhale for 1 second, also through your nose.
Each complete inhale and exhale counts as a single “round” totaling 2 seconds per round.
Repeat for 30 rounds - or 1 minute.
If you’d like to go further, simply increase your breathing session by an additional interval of 30 seconds. However, we’d recommend not going further than three intervals, or 90 seconds, without taking a break.
For more information regarding how to manage your breathing for a more effective lifestyle, visit our other blogs here at The Exhale to get the latest tips and tricks. For free guided breathing exercises that you can take anywhere, try out the Breathwrk app here and enjoy a FREE 7-day trial with access to everything we have to offer!
And remember: Breathe Better, Live Better.