Science Behind Deep Breathing
A deep breath. It sounds so simple but it can solve so many problems. The scientific research behind deep breathing and its positive effect on bodies is plentiful. Breathing detoxifies, releases tension, relieves anxiety, strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure and much more. The list of benefits is huge.
Breathing is automatic, but why is it so hard to remember to breathe properly? We all get into bad habits. Poor, shallow breathing is one of them. Sometimes stress, anxiety or being overwhelmed can launch you into these bad habits. Being aware of your breath and training your muscles to work correctly will benefit your body in many ways.
How to Breathe Properly
- Inhale through your nose, expanding your belly, then fill your chest. Count to 5.
- Hold and count to 3. Feel your body fill with energy and rich oxygen.
- Exhale fully through your mouth and release toxins and waste from your body. Count to 5.
- Repeat for 5-10 minutes twice per day.
Proper breathing will refresh your mind and body. So, what are you waiting for? Breathe!
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