What is proper breathing and how does it affect your body, when you do it right?
I asked myself this question. Because I noticed on occasion I would take short breaths, sometimes it felt as if I couldn’t draw a complete breath.
On first thought, one could think it is stress or anxiety, but I knew I was neither or these. I work daily on keeping myself in a calm state and practice meditation. So, it had to be something else.
Could it just be a bad habit? I focus on my breath during meditation and then when going about my day, I seem to slip back into this breathing pattern.
For many, proper breathing is not happening. Somehow, along with the way, a lot of people have themselves in the habit of breathing from the chest area and taking shorter breaths.
Another problem many of us are guilty of is taking a breath from the mouth. All breathing in and out should be from the nose and never the mouth.
This is what I was doing wrong, breathing from the mouth.
Focussing on taking a breath through the nose only has been life changing in many ways for me.
It takes practice and applying your attention all the time on where you are breathing from, the mouth, the nose, the chest, the abdomen?
Breathe through the nose and your abdomen should rise and fall with every breath in and out not the chest area.
When I took a look into what deep breathing benefits have on the body I was quite amazed.
The first thing I noticed when I began proper breathing was an increase in energy, especially in the mornings. I wake up feeling so much more refreshed and instead of lying there for ages procrastinating, I just get up!
Energy does not come from food alone, it comes from the breath as well.
The second thing I noticed when I began exploring deep breathing benefits on the body was my face. My complexion looks more healthy, clearer, I can’t quite put it into words, other than I just look better!
My skin cells are receiving more oxygen and it shows.
Proper breathing is quite remarkable on the body. It is a shame we somehow here in the Western world seem to have lost the art of the breath.
The nose is designed for this particular job, with each breath, you take the nose acts as a natural filter.
There are a lot of things we can and should begin teaching in Schools and deep breathing benefits are one of them.
This alone, will reduce stress, anxiety, improve digestion, moods, the nervous system, sleep, heart, and muscles.
Imagine our young learning this in School, the difference it can make to their lives as they grow and become adults? And the difference this would make to the Society?
Studies have found some children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Are misdiagnosed and in actuality, their behavior problems are consistent with mouth breathing.
Deep Breathing Benefits For Health
People who breathe through the mouth experience more health problems than those who breathe through the nose.
If you like I want to stay ever youthful looking! Don’t breath through your mouth, this is the quickest way to speed up your face aging.
It lowers oxygen in the blood, which can lead to high blood pressure and heart failure. Other problems are gum disease, bad breath, snoring, bad posture, and poor sense of smell.
Continuously taking breaths from the mouth results in the form of mucous and blocked nasal passages.
Elderly people can experience remarkable changes when they breathe properly. Clarity of mind, senility problems, and some physical illnesses can improve.
Proper breathing provides your vital organs with optimal oxygenation and therefore helps clear waste and detox the body.
When you breathe properly you, increase your metabolism and in return aid weight loss.
How you breathe is just as important as the food you eat. Both of these things you do affect the way you feel and look.
Loving yourself is all about taking care of every part of you. Your breath is the most important part of your day-to-day experience as your emotions are affected by every breath you take.
Proper breathing will free you from a life of health problems.