Breathe , I say.
Of course I'm breathing you say, I would be dead if I wasn't, Dummy!
We can survive for around 3 weeks without food or 3 days without water. We cannot survive more than 5 - 6 minutes without breathing!
Did you know that the ‘simple’ act of breathing properly
immediately boosts the immune system!
When you breathe unconsciously its like watching a video that keeps buffering, it doesn't flow, the quality is poor and you have to keep pausing it to try to get it to play well. A similar thing happens in your body when you do not breathe properly. Your body doesn't get enough oxygen and doesn't release the carbon dioxide waste so as it all builds up you have less energy and the body becomes out of balance leading to dis-ease.
Breathing not only supplies our organs with oxygen, it also rids the body of waste products and toxins.
When we are in pain, stressed or anxious we have a tendency to hold our breath or breathe shallow breathes. This sends a distress signal to our brain and can make the situation worse.
By using breathing exercises we can avoid this and improve our health.Sound good?
So let´s have a look!
Are you a chest breather? or a belly breather?
Place your right hand on your chest and your left hand on your belly. Breathe in , which hand moves higher. If your right hand is higher, you are a chest breather. If your left hand is higher, you are an belly breather.
When you are chest breathing it is inefficient because then the greatest amount of blood flow occurs in the lower lobes of the lungs, areas that have limited air expansion in chest breathers. Rapid, shallow, chest breathing results in less oxygen transfer to the blood and subsequent poor delivery of nutrients to the tissues as well as retained carbon dioxide in the body. This is a learned habit, so therefore, like when you learn to drive, you can train the body to improve its breathing technique.
If you do this consciously and regularly you will breathe from the belly most of the time, even while asleep.
Breathing exercises should be done at least twice a day, when you wake up and before you go to sleep.It is also beneficial to do them if you feel stressed, anxious or are in pain.
If you would like more information on different breathing techniques to improve your health contact me at www.lindaledwidge.com
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Linda Ledwidge -
Qualified General Nurse
Certified Practioner Level IV
Emotion Code Certified
Certified Life Coach