Beautify your breath… beautify your life
"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” Amit Ray
In this article, I am going to highlight the Benefits of Breathing Beautifully… (My ‘three Bs’)
It is evident from the above quote that breathing is not only the most essential body requirement but it is also a cure for the plethora of grey stress clouds looming over our heads most of the time. Deep breathing can have a superb influence on the well-being and healthy living of our body.
There are many breathing techniques to choose from however this particular one is a favourite of mine; it is called 4-7-8 breathing, and it uses belly breathing to help you relax. You can do this exercise either sitting or lying down.
- To start, put one hand on your belly and the other on your chest.
- Take a deep, slow breath from your belly, and silently count to four as you breathe in.
- Hold your breath, and silently count from one to seven.
- Breathe out completely as you silently count from one to eight. Try to get all the air out of your lungs by the time you count to eight.
Repeat three to seven times or until you feel calm. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.
Let’s look at the benefits of breathing beautifully…
It detoxifies the body
Breathing will help detoxify the body and release up to 70% of the toxins. Effective breathing is an essential key to prevent illnesses and renew the body metabolism by deeply exhaling carbon dioxide.
It relaxes and releases tension
Release yourself from the constant tension, anger, sadness, stresses, fears etc. with deep breathing practice. With these emotions your breathing is usually shallow which diminished the amount of oxygen in your vital organs. To stay happy, increase the amount of oxygen you take in by deep inhalation of air through your lungs.
It clears the mind, body and soul
To clear your soul and mind and relax your entire body, deep breathing is an extremely beneficial practice. Oxygenation of your brain will reduce the anxiety level. Once you start focusing on your breathing, it will open new doors to the purpose of your existence. Breathe into those places especially which seem tight to you. Help your soul find new insights to the various beauties life has to offer you.
It relieves stress
Relieve yourself from all types of stresses and the emotions that are eating you up internally by practicing beautiful breathing.
It massages your organs
When you breathe deeply, your internal organs experience movements. The upper part of the diaphragm massages your heart while as it descents and as the abdomen expands. This movement improves your blood circulation and strengthens the muscles of these organs.
It relieves pain
To relieve your body of the consistent pains in any part like head, shoulders, limbs, deep breathing will work wonders. Breathing has an important connection with life experience, feelings and thinking. When you experience pain, you hold your breath, right? Start deep breathing in and out, and feel your pain reduce.
It improves body posture
Focused breathing will also assist in improving your body posture. A good body posture improves your confidence and affects your entire personality. Start deep breathing and experience the benefit on posture yourself.
It strengthens the body’s immune system
To enhance the body’s immune system and make it stronger, start practicing deep breathing from this very moment. Oxygen will benefit the hemoglobin in your red blood cells and thus, naturally enriches the nutrients and vitamins required by your body.
It increases muscle activity
If you want to improve the muscle strength and activity, try deep breathing techniques and feel the magic! The rich oxygen supply will be immensely helpful in this regard.
It improves quality of blood
Deep breathing plays a vital role in improving the quality of the blood that flows in your body. The more you breathe deeply, the more oxygen you will inhale.
If you struggle with stress, anxiety or pain, you may want to consider hypnotherapy. A hypnotherapist can use a range of techniques (including breathing exercises) to help relieve issues like this and improve overall well-being.
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