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Cellular Health, Deep Breathing Exercises

Updated on August 29, 2013


Without oxygen we die! Without enough oxygen our body breaks down at the most elemental levels. Without proper oxygenation the organs don't function at full capacity and tend to do the most minimal of work.

Which in turn causes diseases produced by toxins and stress.

Shallow breathing is the culprit. Not consciously pulling in large amounts of air deep into our diaphragm has been attributed to the breakdown of cell function.

Shallow breathing happens in the uppermost part of the body's chest cavity, never getting deep into the diaphragm, lung lobes, abdomen or belly. Which when doing deep breathing you can feel moving.

Getting oxygen to our cells is necessary to start regeneration of our health at the cellular level.

Sad thing is most of us never breathe properly!

Which means we need to learn how to do it properly for life to return to our cells or we have to incorporate it into our lives as exercises or through aerobic exercise.

Doing conscious deep breathing several times daily leads to endorphins being released into the blood stream which promotes happiness and a sense of well being.

Bringing oxygen to the lower lobes of the lung is beneficial for stamina.

Learning how to breathe is necessary for good life.

What breathing does in our cells.

How it works

Oxygen rich blood cells burn up or neutralize toxins through oxidation.

  • alkaline diet
  • hydration
  • proper breathing
  • daily exercise

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Aerobic exercise or cardio exercises promote breathing deeply.

Any exercise that promotes deep breathing is beneficial not only to muscle strength and weight loss but also to overall body health.

Starting with two to three 10 minute sessions of breathing or diaphragm breathing promotes healing and emotional benefits that are best.

Interval training is a good way to accomplish this but there are others that can test the benefits of conscious or deep diaphragmatic breathing.

  • swimming
  • tennis, squash, racket ball etc
  • circuit training
  • biking
  • dancing

Greer Childers has a program that teaches how to breathe while you move.

What is the best way with the least amount of stress to get more oxygen into your cells?

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If you were told by your doctor today, that you could get off most of your medicines, over the next few days, for example blood pressure medicine, would you do what they asked?

If your doctor told you today, that you could lose weight with a minimal amount of work, would you do it?

If they told you that increasing oxygen to your cellular level could help fight free radicals which contribute to aging, would you do it?


Breathing deeply promotes all kinds of beneficial outcomes, but most basically it adds back to the cell and blood good oxygen while releasing damaging and potentially toxic things. Which in turn helps the body to fight off diseases.

It helps with emotional and physical well being. So, that the body has all the necessary components to heal itself.

  • Cellular regeneration
  • Detoxes and releases toxins
  • massages internal organs
  • relieves pain
  • increases muscle mass
  • improves posture
  • improves quality of blood
  • maintains weight
  • promotes immune health
  • revvs energy and stamina levels

Emotional benefits

Deep breathing or diaphragm breathing has been linked to emotional and spiritual healing. Since it provides increase amounts of necessary oxygen to our cells and blood it also causes us to gain clarity.

Deep breathing is one of the number one suggestions for on the spot help for anxiety and issues related to stress.

  • Relieves anxiety
  • Causes relaxation
  • Elevates moods
  • Relieves tension
  • Fights brain fog

Links to diseases like cancer, cells that mutate because of a deficiency of oxygen. A body that has a Alkaline ph has proven to take in slightly more oxygen levels.

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Breathing tips

Breathing exercises are not complicated. They are as simple as inhaling through your nostrils deep into your lungs, holding the breath then slowly releasing that breath through your mouth.

They can be done sitting or laying on one's back. It has been suggested that one learn how to breathe this way on their back first but it is your preference.

Laying flat on your back just gives you the opportunity to place your hands on your abdomen to feel the breath in your body and what it does to the organs, without having to engage the back or stomach muscles to sit upright.

The goal is to find a smooth pace and rhythm that is comfortable.


  • Inhale deeply
  • Hold the breath
  • Exhale slowly
  • Pause

When to do them

Breathing exercises can be done anywhere and at anytime, because nothing is needed but you and a few relaxed moments.

When you are feeling anxious, and stressed knowing simple breathing techniques help but beyond relaxation getting oxygen to your cells causes the body to nourish itself.

Getting a few minutes at times throughout your day is great. Aiming for a morning routine and an evening routine is beneficial to lung health, stamina and longevity.

After about 15 minutes or so check your body's reaction.


  • lightheadedness, maybe, your body is adjusting
  • warmth
  • revitalized


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    • Celiegirl profile image

      Celiegirl 4 years ago

      Thank you ChitrangadaSharan and Amber Allen, cellular health and deep breathing go hand in hand. The benefits are extraordinary!

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      Amber Allen 4 years ago

      I had no idea that breathing could help your body heal itself and the great thing is that it costs nothing! Thank you for sharing this great information.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful and informative hub!

      You have pointed out some valid points to emphasize the importance of deep breathing exercises.

      Well done and thanks! Voted up!