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What are the key benefits of deep breathing exercises?

  1. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    What are the key benefits of deep breathing exercises?

    How can deep breathing help relieve stress?  Or in sport or calming anxiety?

  2. sandus profile image70
    sandusposted 6 years ago

    deep breathing exercise regulate the flow of blood through out the body thereby regulating the normal functioning of the body. Deep breathing also provide mental satisfaction like experiencing yoga.

  3. Moonchild60 profile image77
    Moonchild60posted 6 years ago

    Deep breathing meditation gets more oxygen into the body. This has many benefits.  I lost weight doing only deep breathing meditation.  It also makes you more relaxed and is excellent for the brain (of course).  When you exercise you are doing the same thing, delivering more oxygen through the body, well, aerobics, because as far as I know, I did not gain any muscle mass.  Many people are shallow breathers and this is not good. I am one of them, so deep breathing was excellent for me to do and learn how to adjust my breathing throughout the day to take in more oxygen.

  4. Catzgendron profile image74
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    While deep breathing close your eyes and picture your happy place, relax your body and imagine how relaxing this place makes you feel, don't share this place with anyone else .. it's all yours .. This is a trick my daughter and I learned from her councelor and it really helps us to relax .. we each have our own happy place where no one can bother us.

  5. allelsematters profile image79
    allelsemattersposted 6 years ago

    Deep Breathing exercises is applicable when a person has a respiratory condition. It helps the lungs to expand, promotes relaxation and increase energy. It is not just helpful with our health but it helps us also emotionally wherein we can sleep better, and helps us to be calm and a reversal of stressful response.This techniques is just simple, you only need a chair and a pillow. First is your position: It can be in a sitting position or a supine position(lying on your back). Next is Breathe slowly through  your nose and feel the abdomen rise as you hold very briefly next is you Exhale slowly through slightly pursed lip breathing(can be helpful if you COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), repeat this step until you get the sense of less stress or agitated. You can practice this 15-20 minutes and your body and mind will become more relaxed.

  6. sen.sush23 profile image60
    sen.sush23posted 6 years ago

    Yoga teachers will usually tell you not to do deep breathing without supervision, because how long you inhale and exhale is very important to your entire body. Excessively holding breath in can create pressure on your lungs. If you are doing deep breathing exercise, do not over exert. Slowly increase your ability to breathe deep. That being said, deep breathing brings a calming effect on your body and mind if you concentrate on the rhythmic in and out flow of your breath. Gradually the stress creating thoughts will disappear and your body will be relaxed. This is one of the best ways to relieve stress and fight depression too.

  7. urmilashukla23 profile image79
    urmilashukla23posted 6 years ago

    There are so many benefits of deep breathing, as stated from the other fellow Hubbers. It`s a good exercise for lungs and hearts.

    There are two really good yoga exercise everyone should do it. Anulome-Vilome, which focuses on slow and deep breathing thru nostrils and Kapalbhati, which focuses on exhaling to get rid of  all the impurities and Co2 from our body.

  8. debbie roberts profile image82
    debbie robertsposted 6 years ago

    The main benefit of deep breathing exercises is that it increases the oxygen in our bodies and especially to our brains making us feel more alert and less stressed. When we are stressed we tend to take shallow breaths which in turn restricts the oxygen in our bodies making us feel even more stressed.

  9. Twilight Lawns profile image82
    Twilight Lawnsposted 6 years ago

    Well, as I recently found I had the half of my right lung conveniently collapsed, deep breathing certainly saved my life, for what it's worth.

  10. Eliminate Cancer profile image57
    Eliminate Cancerposted 6 years ago

    I used deep breathing exercises to strengthen deep core muscles after back surgery.  It's a great way to work muscles when you can't even get out of bed.

    I followed a book called Breathworks for the Back - I still use some fundamentals from that to keep the core strong as I do yoga and other exercises - and 13 years later, I have no back pain.