Benefits of Deep Breathing!

naturalnews.com
Originally published June 7

20Health benefits of deep breathing and how to reap them
by Reuben Chow

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(NaturalNews) Observe how a baby breathes. With each breath, its abdomen rises and falls – this takes place because the baby is actually breathing with its diaphragm. Most adults, on the other hand, tend to inhale and exhale using only the upper chest. For most people, shallow breathing has become very much of a habit, the situation worsened by the frequent stress and anxiety experienced on a daily basis. Shallow breathing, however, tends to lead to tension and fatigue, while deep breathing is a critical part of overall good health.

By breathing deeply, using the diaphragm, one feels a heightened sense of energy and calmness. The mind and body relax and stress is reduced. More oxygen is brought into the bloodstream and to various cells in the body. Mental alertness is enhanced.

By using one’s diaphragm to take deep breaths, one would experience a profound change in one’s physiology.

In Ayurvedic medicine, breathing exercises, or pranayama, are used to help bring a sense of peace and tranquility as well as to relieve stress. Deep breathing also forms an important part of holistic detoxification regimens. Many holistic therapies, including oriental bodywork, yoga, qi gong and tai chi utilize some form of breath work. (READ FULL ARTICLE)

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