The Power of Deep Breathing
Specifically deep breathing.
Breathing is something we do without even thinking. And that is sometimes the problem. We don’t think about it often. Especially in times of stress. Breathing and different types of breathing affects our state of being. Our breathing patterns can affect our mental state.
By being conscious and breathing deeply, from the belly, you will feel a great sense of energy and calmness. The fuller and deeper you breathe, the more energy you will have.
It can relax and calm the mind – deep breathing allows for more awareness because it forces you to slow down and listen to your body.
Deep breathing is a stress reducer by activating our parasympathetic nervous system which gives the body a chance to regenerate, recuperate and heal.
More oxygen is brought into the bloodstream and to various cells in the body. Oxygen is life.
So, how do we do this?
Let’s add it into our morning routine. When you wake up, sit on the edge of your bed and take, 10 deep breaths, this reduces stress and makes you feel happier first thing. Then say thank you, you woke up this morning!
All of that takes less than 5 minutes but can have huge impact for the rest of your day.