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Effective Breathing Techniques – Inner Peace is only a few breathes away.

effective breathing techniques.You need to pay close attention and read this article as you learn some of the most effective breathing techniques for anger management.

Controlling your anger can be a hard thing to do.

While some people are blessed with the patience of a saint and the manners of church mice, many others find it extremely difficult to remain calm when the rest of the world is trying to get the better of them.

Yes, there are other ways to control your anger besides effective breathing techniques, but breathing techniques are still one of the most effective ways to take control of your mood and improve it!

You’ve probably noticed in the past that when you breathe (especially when you take the time to breathe nice and slowly) you feel more relaxed and sometimes even energized.

There is a great deal of power in utilizing your breath to make your life less stressful and more peaceful.

Effective breathing techniques for anger management requires you to practice slow and controlled breathing to a rhythmic count.

It’s actually much simpler than you might think; breathe in for 4 counts, hold your breath for 4 counts, and then exhale for 4 counts.

Once you have mastered this technique, you can progress to a 5 count breathing pattern. I wouldn’t advise you to go any further than that, however, as interrupting your natural breathing patterns for a prolonged period of time could potentially be dangerous.

If you want an even more basic approach to effective breathing techniques for controlling anger, then simply practice deep breathing.

As the name suggests, this is nothing more than the practice of focusing intently on your breathing.

Breathe in deeply through your nose, and then exhale forcefully through your mouth. Repeat this process for one minute while closing your eyes and thinking relaxing thoughts.

Calming Breathing

To boost the power of calming breathing even further, it pays to focus on the end goal of relaxation when practicing them.

If your temper is all fired up, there is absolutely no point in trying to use breathing-based relaxation techniques if you are still thinking about what made you angry in the first place.

That is why you need to try and clear your mind at the same time as practicing your new-found breathing techniques.

These two strategies for relaxation and anger control cannot work effectively without each other, so it is crucial that you start to practice them both!

The combined effect of the calming breathing allows your body to return to its natural state after your blood has reached ‘boiling point’.

It also allows you to focus on something else other than what set you off in the first place.

Think of it as the ‘circuit breaker’ that allows YOU to control your response instead of you being controlled by the situation.

Breathing Techniques

Finally, if you feel yourself starting to become angry, then you need to react swiftly and decisively by employing the breathing techniques you have learned in this article.

The longer you wait, the more dangerous your anger may become.

Although there is nothing wrong with becoming angry from time to time, but if you begin to realise that it is becoming a problem for you, then you need to be responsible and take direct action to bring your anger under control.

This will not only help you, but also be help to bring down the stress levels of people around you.

effective breathing techiquesA great advantage of these effective breathing techniques is that they can be done almost anywhere, anytime, and can be repeated as often as necessary.

The way that you respond to perceived threats or injustices or even the sharp word from a friend or colleague generally makes the situation either better or worse, for everyone involved.

Remember, effective breathing techniques are one of the most effective forms of anger management.

So next time you feel yourself getting a little infuriated, then take the time to relax, and breathe in deeply before you respond.

That age old saying of “think before you act” applies here. You might even start a trend, and don’t be surprised if your friends and colleagues eventually thank you for it.

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  • Indeed breathing method is one of the way to reduce, move away or get distracted from anger.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Hi Symon, thanks again for leaving a comment. I think a lot of people forget how good breathing techniques can be in lowering anger and stress levels. I know for me, taking time out and concentrating on cooling down my emotions really does help. thanks my friend.

  • Rachael

    I’m sure I actually stop breathing sometimes during the day when I’m concentrating too hard on what I’m doing. I’m also intrigued by the potential dangers faced by employing controlled breathing for too long. Isn’t that similar to meditative breathing?

    • Hi Rachel, please don’t stop breathing, that wouldn’t be too good at all 🙂 The ‘potential dangers’ are more to do with hyperventilating if you perform the technique for too long. Some people get light headed, but its nothing dangerous. thanks for your comments. Great to see you here again.

  • Balula

    I actually have a problem with ‘over breathing’ , using deep breating exercises to relax and end up light headed and half passed out. Good thing is afterwards I am not angry anymore, mostly I just need a nap!

    • Hi Balula -over breathing can lead to a thing called ‘hyper-ventilation’ which is not good, you could find yourself getting light headed. Slow rhythmic breathes is all you need