Breathe deeply & learn to breathe properly with 5 tips
Too often people breathe incorrectly, but learning to breathe properly is essential for your own well-being.
In this article, you will discover what effects people get when they breathe incorrectly, the basic properties of breathing, and how proper breathing works.
Breath is life
“You can survive several weeks without food and several days without liquid, but try how long you can hold your breath!”
Without question, it is also important to eat properly, but one thing can be said with certainty:
Breathing is one of the most original functions of human existence, and its influence affects every area of life.
This fact would suggest that we humans pay attention to breathing because of its importance for our lives, but that is far from the case.
The majority of people breathe incorrectly and unconsciously, and, thus, generate mental and physical stress.
Since insufficient breathing means that insufficient oxygen finds its way into our system and breathing also has a direct influence on our perception, many people live far from their real potential in terms of performance and well-being.
We can solve many of these deficits with a few simple corrections.
Understand the breathing process
The breathing process generally consists of 4 components:
Stop with full lungs
Stopping with empty lungs
Each of these components influences our system in its own way.
When inhaling, muscle tension creates a vacuum in the torso into which the lungs expand, which means that we suck in fresh air.
When stopping with a full lung, most of the oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange happens. This is why it is important to pay close attention to stopping breathing. The stopping phase also reduces the nerve impulses that the respiratory muscles send out, which has many positive effects on the body and mind.
When you exhale, the lungs contract by relaxing the muscles involved, causing the air to flow out of the body. During this process, the body discharges a wide variety of waste products, especially carbon dioxide.
Stopping with an empty lung also reduces the nerve impulses that come from the respiratory muscles. In addition, conscious stopping with empty lungs ensures that the lungs empty themselves more completely.
Five tips on how to breathe properly
Now that we understand the different areas of breathing, the question remains: how to breathe best?
If you follow these simple tips, you can be sure that your breathing has a positive effect on your body and your experience.
Breathe through your nose
Whoever breathes through the nose filters and warms the breathing air for the lungs, which minimizes the burden on the lungs.
Breathe in the stomach!
Many people tend to breathe very flatly in the chest area, which means that they absorb little oxygen and the stale air stays in the lower area of the lungs.
Proper abdominal breathing is the most effective way to absorb large amounts of oxygen. You can breathe into the abdomen by pulling the diaphragm down, this movement happens through the abdominal muscles.
Breathe slowly and deeply
If you breathe slowly, your body has more time to absorb oxygen from the air we breathe and release carbon dioxide.
Deep breathing means that you take in more air and, therefore, more oxygen.
Exhale a little more slowly than you inhale
Exhaling slowly has a calming effect on the mind. You can take up to twice as much time as you need to inhale. However, take a few days to gradually build up this rhythm.
If there is more residual air in the lungs than necessary, germs can form on the bottom of the lungs and it is also an inefficient way to use respiratory function.
To make sure that you empty your lungs as much as possible, pull the belly button towards the spine after exhaling.
With this simple trick, you get as much air as possible out of your lungs, which ensures the best possible exchange of breathing air.
If you follow these tips, you should see the first benefits after just a few breaths!
What happens if you breathe properly?
Above all, you consume more oxygen through more conscious breathing. You will soon notice how your perception refines and your body has more energy. You will also notice that it will become easier for you to let go.
After a while your body will get used to this type of breathing. This makes your breathing more effective even when you don’t pay attention.
However, it is generally advisable to pay attention to breathing as often as possible. Breathing consciously has a calming and balancing effect on the mind, and it is also always more effective than breathing automatically.
Breathing properly is just the beginning!
Breathing plays an enormous role in the science of yoga and meditation. This has created many different techniques to regulate the flow of energy in your system through your breathing. Thus, it ensures your well-being, but above all, it stimulates your spiritual awakening.
Learning how to breathe properly is one of the most important keys to living a healthy and balanced life. It’s best to start dealing with your breath right away! If you liked this article, share it with your friends!
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Thank you for your existence, as you are a powerful co-creator. With your mere being you are helping to uplift our entire collective into a much more loving and peaceful dimension.
This is the power that lies within each of your thoughts and actions.
So, know that you are cherished, highly appreciated and endlessly loved. ~Namaste~