We don’t have to be reminded when to breathe, it is a self happening process. We don’t even pay attention to breathing, we just breathe. But we should learn how to breathe and different breathing exercises. Advantages of deep breathing are numerous. We should effectively fill the lungs with good amount of fresh oxygen.
Deep breathing is associated with good sleep and good health. In sleeping state your body and mind both benefit greatly, it accelerates healing and regeneration, improves mental awareness and alertness when you wake up.
Did you know that when you breathe out you release up to 70% of the toxins from your body?
Breathing exercises help you to improve functions of lungs. It helps calm down your mind, relieves anxiety, stress and mood swings. You should practice breathing exercises daily to improve general well-being.
When you breathe effectively, you will be flooded with more Oxygen to get rid of Carbon dioxide. Your oxygenation of tissues (most importantly brain) will remarkably improve and it is important because brain depends on Oxygen and Glucose to improve its functions.
Deep breathing can help you when you are:
In the times of emotional stress and tension our sympathetic nervous system is stimulated and effects a number of physical responses. Our heart rate rises, our muscles tense and our breathing becomes rapid and shallow. If this process happens over a long period of time, this may lead to an imbalance that can affect our physical health resulting in inflammation, high blood pressure and muscle pain and other bad conditions.
Why not take time and discover the amazing benefits of deep breathing over shallow breathing:
Parasympathetic Nervous System controls our stress related hormones. In other words in controls our “Fight or flight response.”
By breathing effectively, we call our parasympathetic nervous system and it controls our stress related hormones and we fell fresh.
By deep breathing we fill our lungs with more oxygen, hence more oxygen is transmitted to our heart. This increases the cardiovascular capacity and more amount of oxygen is received by every cell of our body, which encourages the fat burning process rather than energy storage.
When you breathe deeply, fresh oxygen enters to your heart and each cell and hence oxygen delivery increases to your brain, you feel good and fresh. This makes you more physically fresh and mentally concentrated.
Our lymphatic system is responsible for flushing out the toxins and wastes from our cells. Unlike heart, our lymphatic system does not have its own built-in pump. It is dependent on bodily movement and breathing to flush out the toxins. When you are taking shallow breaths, then you are not properly flushing out the toxins like carbon-di-oxide from our body.
As mentioned earlier, when you breathe effectively, more oxygen is supplied to blood, which causes our brain to release endorphins which decreases the level of pain that we feel. Endorphins boosts our mood and helps in pain relief.
Now you know that, taking more oxygen to our lungs means more oxygen to our heart which is needed for its good functioning. Many researches have shown that deep breathing helps us to maintain the blood pressure and it controls our heart rate.
When fresh oxygen pours in your every cell by deep breathing, including your skin. Blood with good amount of oxygen reaches to your skin. So wrinkles are less because of improved circulation.
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