Though breathing is a reflex action, it requires effort and practices and style to fully intake its benefits.
With every breathe life is either sustained or lost. Every breathe carries in oxygen, exchanging and carrying out toxic gases from the body. Every metabolic process is dependent not only on the quality of oxygen but on the amount too.
How should you breath?
Your style of breathing determines a lot for the metabolic processes.
- Deep, slow and long breaths as opposed to
- shallow, rapid breaths maximize your life, literally.
Depending on factors such as physical activity, gender and health of an individual, the breathing style differs.
Deep, slow and long breaths allow blood to fully exchange gases in your lungs. Growing evidence actually shows that those who practice this style of breathing greatly improve their health thus increasing their life expectancy. This type of breathing ensures the carrying away of irritant fumes that are in the body.
In this current times, majority of the population have adopted a laxative lifestyle.
Rather than walking, regardless of the proximity, vehicular transportation is preferred. Simple physical exercises such as walking and swimming greatly improve your general wellness. This type of lifestyle leads to various diseases such as cardiac related conditions.
Deep, long breathing improves blood circulation, eases the strain on the heart by increasing oxygen to the heart. It increases supply of blood and nutrients to the muscles, blood and bones.
With no much activity to automate the recommended style of breathing, shallow, rapid and short timed breathing is practiced. This style leaves accumulated toxic gases in contact with blood.
It shortens the contact period and does not effectively exchange gases in the lungs. In the animal kingdom, the shortest living creatures are rodents. They are actually rapid, shallow breathing creatures.
With a sporadic polluted environment, supply of oxygen is limited, leaving you susceptible to various diseases. Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis are more likely to affect you if they remain too long in contact with your lung linings.
Their is need to allow maximum exchange of gases in the lungs to avoid effects of intoxication. It reduces edema by eliminating fluids through breath. Toxic carbon dioxide waste is eliminated more directly through breath.
What and why you should do.
Sleeping in a room with no ventilation on, worse, an air heater turned on greatly affects the quality of air and the amount of it available for breathing. Covering yourself with layers of clothes deprives the skin its ability to breathe.
Simple activities such as a fast paced walk or running/jogging, allow for long and deep breathing. Complains on headaches, stress and tiredness can easily be resolved in this natural healing techniques.
Deep, long breathing helps reduce chest pains, and respiratory difficulties such as bronchitis. Movements around the diaphragm massage internal organs, through movement of lymph, it helps eliminate toxic wastes and strengthens your immune system.
Breathing practised effectively, will help you heal your body, refresh your mind and revitalise your soul, naturally.
Breathing benefits you with more energy, reducing mental and physical fatigue. It helps you manage anxiety, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, panic attacks, eczema and stress.
- Breathing gives you more energy, reducing mental and physical fatigue.
- It increases blood circulation and the quality of oxygen.
- Breathing stimulate the nervous system, helping you relax.