Diaphragmatic, abdominal or belly breathing engaging the stomach, abdominal muscles, and diaphragm. It helps to slow down the heart rate, stabilize blood pressure and relaxes tense muscles. It can also help to manage the symptoms of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, depression and anxiety.
How to do it:
Step 1: Lie down on your back with a pillow beneath your knees and head.
Step 2: Relax your shoulders, put one hand above the belly button and the other hand on the chest.
Step 3: Inhale through your nose for 2 seconds and experience how air passes through your stomach and enters the abdomen.
Step 4: Purse your lips and exhale through your mouth for 2 seconds. Engage your stomach muscles to push all the air out of the belly.