The beginning of your life is probably measured from that moment when you took your first breath. From that point on, you ‘know how to breathe’ so you completely forget about it except in those rare instances when you can’t ! Suddenly more air can become very important – for example, when you are under water.
The truth is air is always important. Most of us take on habits of not breathing properly and suffer because of this. It is therefore useful to learn how to breathe properly or to breathe deeply. The health benefits of proper deep breathing are numerous.
- Reduce stress.
- Help to clear and focus your mind
- Increase your energy level
- Releases endorphines into the system. These are natural painkillers that create a natural highs and easy sleep.
- Relaxes muscles a major cause of neck, back and stomach pains
These are just the physical benefits that are easily measurable. There are a lot more. By practicing a breathing exercise just a few minutes a day, the benefits continue into the rest of your day, and with continued practice, we create the habit of always breathing properly and therefore multiply the benefits many times.
Three Simple Breathing exercises: (check with your doctor is you have a respiratory illness)
Secondly you will start noticing the transitions between inhaling and exhaling. Many people experience deep silence, depth, and expansion during those transitions.
Yogic and Chi Gong experts explain that this slowing of your breathing allows your body to ‘digest’ the energy in the air more completely, This extra energy or ‘prana’ activates your pituitary gland. The pituitary is a master gland which activates all the other glands and thus rejuvenates your whole body.
You can employ these techniques for a few minutes every day for increasing benefits. You can also use them in an ‘emergency’ such as when you are stressed, anxious or can’t sleep. You can even consciously implement them as ‘micro techniques’ for just a second or two when you are walking, working and going about your day. Every bit helps. The body will remember when it is more relaxed and try to go in that direction more and more – IF you give it the chance. That’s what regeneration is all about – giving the body the proper environment to renew and balance and do what it wants to do.
13 Benefits of Breathing Deeply and Diana’s Personal Story.
Read Diana’s Breathing Technique which she used to improve her digestion, stop the pain and change her life.
Tips For Improving Air Quality: It’s a little self defeating if you are breathing better but your air quality is poor!
About Randy Fritz
A certified Nutritional Consultant, Randy has been teaching health and personal development principles for over 30 years and has personally helped individuals with over 10,000 Body Health Assessments.
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