Why breathing is so important

Updated: Jan 8, 2019

Correct and deep breathing is health, life and freedom. Breathing gives life to our internal organs and is the power to be healthy and strong

It is the basic ingredient for the existence of a human organism, the proper functioning of its soul, and the productivity of its thinking. Proper breathing repairs damage to the body and soul, while practicing it is a modern treatment for a multitude of diseases that afflict people today.

Breathing is a natural process of our life, an autonomous function of our body, which we perform even if we do not concentrate on it.

·Detoxifies and Releases Toxins

Your body is designed to release 70% of its toxins through breathing. If you are not breathing effectively, you are not properly ridding your body of its toxins i.e. other systems in your body must work overtime which could eventually lead to illness. When you exhale air from your body you release carbon dioxide that has been passed through from your bloodstream into your lungs. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste of your body's metabolism.

·Elevates Moods

Breathing increase pleasure-inducing neurochemicals in the brain to elevate moods and combat physical pain.

Increases Muscle

Breathing is the oxygenation process to all of the cells in your body. With the supply of oxygen to the brain this increases the muscles in your body.

Improves Posture

Good breathing techniques over a sustained period of time will encourage good posture. Bad body posture will result of incorrect breathing so this is such an important process by getting your posture right from early on you will see great benefits.

Improves Quality of the Blood

Removes all the carbon-dioxide and increases oxygen in the blood and thus increases blood quality.

Increases Digestion and Assimilation of food

The digestive organs such as the stomach receive more oxygen, and hence operates more efficiently. The digestion is further enhanced by the fact that the food is oxygenated more.

Strengthen the Lungs

As you breathe deeply the lung become healthy and powerful, a good insurance against respiratory problems.

Makes the Heart Stronger

Breathing exercises reduce the workload on the heart in two ways. Firstly, deep breathing leads to more efficient lungs, which means more oxygen, is brought into contact with blood sent to the lungs by the heart. So, the heart doesn't have to work as hard to deliver oxygen to the tissues. Secondly, deep breathing leads to a greater pressure differential in the lungs, which leads to an increase in the circulation, thus resting the heart a little.

Assists in Weight Controle

If you are overweight, the extra oxygen burns up the excess fat more efficiently. If you are underweight, the extra oxygen feeds the starving tissues and glands.

One easy practice

Wherever you are, sit somewhere comfortable and close your eyes.

Put your hands on your belly and start taking slow and deep breaths up to your belly and slowly exhale.

Use the nose for inhalation and exhalation.

Try to focus on your breath.

Notice how the air enters the belly and how it goes out.

Repeat it for as many times as you want.

Enjoy it! :)

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