Inhaling, exhaling a few deep breaths every day could make a drastic improvement in your lifestyle. With breathing, we inhale air and that is circulated throughout the body so it matters, what are we breathing and how are we breathing. Yet with time and lifestyle, people have forgotten how to breathe properly. While its benefits are uncountable, here are some important ones that will motivate you to deep breathe.
Breathing exercises increase the amount of oxygen in the body and increases the release of toxins with carbon-di-oxide. Increased oxygen in the cells and tissues makes them healthier and help them perform better. Healthier and proper functioning organs improve the immune system of the body as well. When your blood is fully oxygenated, it carries and absorbs nutrients and vitamins more efficiently. Essentially, the cleaner the blood, the harder it is for illnesses to stay put in your system.
When you deep breathe, the body releases endorphins, which are the feel good hormones and a natural pain killer created by the body itself.
3-Calms down anxiety
Deep breathing helps in bringing heart rate to normal and increase oxygen levels. This helps in giving the brain the signal to unwind. Regular deep breathing will help in balancing the hormones releasing endorphins in the body.
4-Helps you sleep better
A deep breathing exercise that entails complete exhalation of the air out provides better sleep. Breathing detoxifies the body and signals to calm down. A deep breathing exercise before bed can help even insomnia suffering people.
When there is a lot of acid-forming food in your diet, it can lead to many different forms of chronic inflammation, including arthritis, acne, fatigue, bloated feeling, weight gain, and more. Deep breathing is said to reduce the acidity in your body, thereby making it alkaline. Stress also increases acidity level in the body. Breathing reduces stress and thus the acidity.
6-Stimulates the lymphatic system (Detoxifies the body)
Breathing releases carbon dioxide, which is important to fully release. Actually, breathing is in charge of 70% of cleansing the body of toxins (the other 30% is through bladder and bowels.) If you do not breathe fully, your body must work overtime to release these toxins.
7-Increases energy level
Due to increased blood flow, we get more oxygen into our blood. Increased oxygen results in increased energy levels.
Next time you breathe in, notice that you simultaneously lengthen and straighten your spine. In order to take a deep breath in, your lungs take up maximum space, your diaphragm pulls down, so in turn your torso straightens in order for this to be possible.
If breathing is taken seriously and done with utter care and consciousness it can benefit the body and can increase the efficiency of everyday life and process. Breathing is a workout in itself for the body.