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Taking just a few moments each day to practice some exercises can decrease stress, relax your mind, and body and can help you sleep better. Breathing correctly is important for your overall well being. While its benefits are uncountable, here are some important ones that will motivate you to breathe deeply….
When you breathe deeply, the body releases endorphins, which are the feel good
hormones and a natural pain killer created by the body itself.
Improves blood flow
When we take deep breaths, the upward and downward movement of the diaphragm
helps remove the toxins from the body promoting better blood flow.
Increases energy levels
Due to increased blood flow, we get more into our blood. Increased oxygen
results in increased energy levels.
Believe it or not, bad posture is related to incorrect breathing. If you don’t believe, try it yourself. Try to breathe deeply and notice how your body starts to straighten up during the process. When you fill your lungs with air, this automatically encourages you to straighten up your spine.
It is said that diseases like cancer only thrive in bodies that are acidic in nature.
Deep breathing is said to reduce the acidity in your body, thereby making it alkaline.
Stress also increases acidity level in the body. Breathing also reduces stress and thus the acidity.
It detoxifies the body
Carbon dioxide is a natural toxic waste that comes out from our body only through breathing, But when our lungs are compromised by shallow breathing the other detoxification system starts working harder to expel this waste. This can make our body weaker and lead to illness.
Stimulates lymphatic system
As our breathing is what moves the lymph, shallow breathing can lead to a sluggish lymphatic system which will not detoxify properly. Deep breathing will help you get the lymph flowing properly so that your body can work more efficiently.
Breathing deeply supplies more oxygen to all our body parts including our digestive system, thus making it work more efficiently. The increased blood flow due to deep breathing also encourages intestinal action which further improves your overall digestion. In addition, deep breathing results in a calmer nervous system, which in turn also enhances optimal digestion.
Breathing relaxes mind and body
When you are angry, tensed or scared, your muscles are tightened and your breathing becomes shallow. Your breathing constricts. At this time your body is not getting the amount of oxygen it requires. Long deep breathing reverses this process, allowing your body (and mind) to become calmer