Deep Breathing for a Better Relaxed Mind and Soul

By Christopher Cohen

Respiring deep is a simple yet very effective exercise. It is easy to learn and perform, needs zero equipment, and promotes both physical and mental well being. The way in which we breathe can change the way that we feel. It helps release our stress, alters our mood, and gets our body to function smoother. The majority of the time, we accidentally breath shallowly. We do more of it when we are stressed and concerned. Shallow breaths don't permit sufficient oxygen to reach our organs, putting more stress on them and stressing out the body even more. Deep breathing technique can beat this vicious circle.

How to Start

To start with, sit up straight. Make sure that you aren't slumping or bending as it compresses the organs inside your body, especially your diaphragm and interferes with the exercise. Close your eyes and try maintaining a calm mood. Forget all of your routines worries and stresses. Try to work on your respiring process. You should be able to feel the air entering and leaving your body. Continuously attempt to inhale thru your nostrils and breathe in as deep as possible. You should be able to feel your stomach rise and fall as the air goes in and out of your body. In case, it's your chest you're feeling going up and down, you should know that you are breathing shallow. The breathed air is returning from your chest without entering your stomach. Try to breathe thru your nose Into the abdomen. Hold the air inside you for a second or 2. Breathe out slowly thru your mouth, focusing on the feel of slow, deep breaths.

Why It Works on the Body

To understand how respiring is affecting our health, let us take a fast look at the mechanics of breathing. Our diaphragm pumps air to our belly, ribcage, and back. It expands our chest cavity such the air pressure inside the body is smaller than outside. As a result, the air from outside rushes into the lungs. This pushes the blood from our heart to various organs and tissues and helps promote blood circulation.

Correct respiring is also needed to maintain an ideal balance of oxygen and carbon-dioxide in our body. We need oxygen to keep our organs function actively, while we need CO2 to calm us down. Carbon-dioxide works like a natural tranquilizer. Shallow, frequent breaths expend too much carbon dioxide from our body making us feel slow and tired. Slow and deep breaths ensure we maintain the right balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our body.

Deep breathing is a free stress control technique which can be performed anytime and anywhere. And it is highly straightforward : Breathe in and breathe out, and that's it. Do set apart few mins a day to treat your body to a magnificent supply of oxygen and the resulting relaxation. . - 32509

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