The right breathing techniques whilst running will help your body deliver oxygen to your muscles more efficiently, and this will in turn make you feel more comfortable when you are running.
Tip 1- Breathe Through the Mouth
Under normal circumstances, it is natural for you to breathe through your nose. However, when you are running, you should use your mouth to breathe instead. If you breathe through your mouth, you can take in more oxygen as well as release more carbon dioxide. This is the best way to supply adequate amounts of oxygen to your muscles.
Tip 2- Breathe from the Belly
When you are running you should not be breathing from your chest. To get more oxygen into your system, you have to breathe from your belly. You can lie down and practice breathing from the belly when you are at home and then apply the same breathing technique when you are running.
Tip 3- Short and Shallow Breaths
The best way to breathe while you are running is to take short and shallow breaths. You will not be able to run far if you are constantly taking long and deep breaths. However, if you have difficulty breathing while you are running up a steep slope, a few long breaths can help you regain your breathing rhythm.
Tip 4- Breathe in Rhythm
It is important to breathe in rhythm while you are running. You should inhale and exhale at a consistent rate, no matter how fast or slow you are running. One way to check whether you are breathing in rhythm is to count your steps when you are running. You can inhale or exhale once every 2 steps or once every 3 steps.