Here are 10 precious tips from your Vitalpina spa hotels in South Tyrol
1. Keeping your composure:
Walk upright. Avoid positions that hinder your breathing, such as raised shoulders, a pinched abdomen and clothing that is too tight.2. Fresh air:
In stuffy rooms, it is difficult to breathe deeply. So ventilate regularly! You can also support your breathing with a pleasant scent, whether it be real or imaginary.3. Stretch and extend:
It is best to do this immediately after getting up and several times during the day. Take an example from cats or dogs. Pleasant lolling gets the body going.4. Abdominal breathing:
Strengthen your abdominal muscles with strength exercises, because this supports your diaphragm when breathing out.
If you “sniff” the air through your nose with your mouth closed, you automatically support abdominal breathing.5. Breathe out deeply:
Make an effort to exhale for a relatively long and deep period, because this phase triggers the actual relaxation process.
Breathing out should take twice as long as breathing in if possible. You can also support exhalation with a relaxed sigh or groan.6. Respiratory Calm:
Allow a moment of “calm” after exhaling until your body prompts you to breathe in again. Do not hold your breath after inhalation, but switch seamlessly to exhalation.7. Yawning does you good:
We usually only yawn when we are overtired or when the indoor air is bad (lack of oxygen). Yawning is a natural reaction of the body indicating that fresh air is required. We should not suppress yawning but rather cultivate it, because yawning is a useful form of deep breathing.8. Have a laugh:
Laughter and crying are a natural form of deep breathing. They release tension and make the diaphragm vibrate. In laughter yoga courses, participants learn to laugh again without any inhibition.9. Sing!:
The rhythm of singing automatically normalises your breathing. Whoever sings must, above all else, breathe out. Singing and whistling help to train your breathing muscles and keep them elastic. Also, whispering automatically focuses attention on your breathing.10. Remember:
Distribute small pieces of paper with the reminder to “Take a deep breath!” in your surroundings. Whenever you see these, you should actually stop and take a deep breath.