Breath is Fuel For Your Body
Perhaps you are breathing too much?!
It can be tough to slow down your racing brain or operate at a pace that feels calm and centered. Anxiety is the physical, mental and emotional reaction to stress. Changing the way you breath can change the way stress impacts you. I’ve seen and experienced how simple breathing practices can calm and focus the mind, reduce heart rate and blood pressure, and ease pain.
By introducing daily breathing practices and setting yourself up for restful sleep, you may find that the trials and tribulations of daily life are easier to manage. In addition to deactivating the stress response in your physical body, conscious breathing techniques can calm and diffuse emotional turbulence in the mind.
When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady; when the breath is still;
all is still. Control the breath carefully. Inhalation gives strength
and a controlled body; retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity;
exhalation purifies body and spirit.
Increasingly, modern medicine and scientific research are lining up with the intentional breathing techniques that practitioners of Yoga and Ayurveda have offered up for 1,000s of years to alleviate suffering. Yoga offers the breathing techniques of pranayama which translates as “vitality via breath control” while science tells us that reduced nasal breathing optimizes our blood chemistry.
In order to feel better, there’s no need for a magic bullet when you have a free tool at your command — your breath.
Breathe Better and Smile Bigger!
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