Power of Deep Breathing
If you have ever watched a baby breathe, you may have noticed that their bellies rise. We can actually learn a thing or two from these miraculous creates. Babies breathe through their bellies, something we stop doing as we get older. It is important to consciously stop throughout the day and take a deep breath, I mean a nice and deeeeeeep breath.
Deep breathing is very important in maintaining the body’s over all health and can help alleviate stress, panic attacks and anxiety. Deep breathing can balance your nervous system, boost oxygen delivery to vital organs and keep your vital energy moving. The more your breath is flowing, the healthier your body stands to be.
Try this: make yourself comfortable somewhere you can take a few moments for yourself. Whether on your bed, sofa or on a lovely patch of grass in the park, lie down on your back and place your right hand on your chest and your left hand on your abdomen. Inhale through your nose. Notice which hand rises when you inhale. Now, inhale through your abdomen, making your left hand rise with your breath. Be aware of the left hand moving downward when you exhale. Visualise yourself expelling toxins and stress through the mouth. Five deep inhalations and exhalations through the mouth will take less than one minute of your day but will have an everlasting effect on your physical and mental health.
Deep, intentional breaths reset our minds and our bodies, allowing a presence that supports appropriate responses to the actions that occur every day. It supports healthy moods, stress levels and clarity.
It is fun to do this in nature to connect with something greater. Think about how beautiful the changing leaves are or how beautiful the songs of the birds are. Enjoy each breath and the fact you are experiencing it. Being present makes life so much better.