Energize your body with deep breathing
By: Patricia Danflous
Enjoy life. Stop and smell the flowers – or just take time to use your nose, mouth and lungs for cleansing and wellness.
Clinical hypnotherapist Bonnie Miller explains that deep breathing cleans blood as it removes carbon dioxide from the body and increases oxygen levels. “Remember that saying ‘out with the old, in with the new?’ As we breathe out the old air and take in new, fresh oxygen, we are regenerating our bodies, contributing to a better state of physical and mental well-being,” she says.
The emphasis is on breathing deeply into the abdomen, not just the chest. Respiratory experts advise that deep breathing should be slow, deep and in through the nose, not the mouth.
- Releasing stress and anxiety
- Regulating weight
- Relieving pain
- Increasing energy
- Increasing cardiovascular activity
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving posture
- Improving digestion
- Improving sleep patterns