The busy lifestyle of today can leave most people with low energy, depression and worst sickness, it is therefore important to educate ourselves on ways to keep our energy level high.
One easy way to do this is to practice deep breathing. By breathing from the diaphragm, you will bring oxygen all the way to the bottom of your lungs. This will improve circulation, enhancing the body’s energy levels.
Deep Breathing Health Benefits:
- Deep breathing helps to clear and focus the mind.
- Regular practice of deep breathing calms the mind and therefore reduces stress.
- Deep breathing increases metabolism.
- Deep breathing is an effective therapy for problems like hyperventilation and anxiety disorders.
- Deep breathing can help those people suffering from asthma because proper breathing strengthens the lung muscles. Deep breathing also helps get rid of stale air in the lungs.
- Deep breathing is beneficial to the lymphatic system. Lymphatic system is responsible for getting rid of the toxins in the body.
- Deep breathing strengthens intestinal muscles.
- Deep breathing releases endorphins into the system. Endorphin is the body’s natural painkillers.
- Deep breathing allows the body to take in more oxygen and release more carbon dioxide. This leads to many health benefits such as lowering of blood pressure, slowing of heart rate.
Deep Breathing Exercise: Sit or lie down on a quiet and comfortable place. Close your eyes and create an image that evokes a feeling of wholeness, joy and peace. This could be a beautiful, natural scene with mountains or a valley, the waves of the ocean, the sun’s bright rays.
Breathe in this complete image, until you feel its fresh, positive energy permeating throughout your entire body and mind. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose, counting to six. Hold breath while slowly counting to six. Exhale slowly through your mouth, slowly counting to eight.
Open your eyes and enjoy your feelings of renewed vigor. Repeat this exercise several times a day. You can practice this breathing exercise while sitting at your office desk, waiting in line sitting, while sitting in traffic and before going to bed.