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Deep Breathing & Health Benefits
The Power of Deep Breathing
Most humans are shallow breathers. Shallow breathing causes premature aging. To breathe is to live. Without air we cannot exist for a few minutes. Did you know that the way you breathe and use your lungs controls your health, looks, the way you feel and keep you resistance to diseases?
Deep breathing is high vibration living and very few live at this rate which the human body is capable. Deep breathers are full of energy and never tire. They perform mental and physical tasks with out strain or tension. The more oxygen you can breathe into your lungs the more energy you will have. When you take in your full amount of oxygen, you will be able to get your second wind. The second wind is what makes that great athlete, great singer, great writer or dancer and so on. When you learn to use the full capacity of your lungs through deep breathing, you will experience a great stimulation of the second wind.
Did you know that with proper breathing can assist you in weight control if you’re over weight? The extra oxygen you breathe in burns up the excess fat more efficiently.
Do You Know How to Breathe Properly?
Natural breathing involves your diaphragm, a large muscle in your abdomen. When you breathe in your belly should expand. When you breathe out your belly should fall. If you are new to the practicing of deep breathing 1-2 minutes may feel like a long time. You should breathe only as deep as is comfortable for you.
Sit or stand in a comfortable position with one hand on your abdomen. As you breathe in, feel your abdomen expand. Exhale through your nose and exhaling deeply enough to allow the hand resting on your abdomen to come back down. You can continue to do these 2-5 minutes. With practice and time you will be able to do longer intervals.
With deep breathing your brain becomes alert because it stimulates the higher brain cells which help one to think more clearly. Also your nervous system will function much better and you will become freer from tension and strain.
Overall the practice of deep breathing relaxes the mind and body. It can strengthen the immune system and make a stronger heart.
The way you breathe is the way you live. When you breathe deep and full you live more deeply and fully.
Breathe Deep Live Well!