How To Breathe Properly- And why It’s Important

All of our body processes depend on oxygen to complete their functions. Some of the Major organs that depend heavily on Oxygen include:

  • The brain – Uses 20% of the oxygen we consume. When there’s a shortage of oxygen the brain will work slower and since the brain regulates a lot of other functions in the body these are also affected.
  • The heart – Constantly active and beating about 100.000 times in a single day the heart is a huge consumer of oxygen and shortage in supply means the heart can’t pump out blood as effectively. This leads to bad circulation and the result can be cold hands and feet.
  • The muscles – Oxygen shortage has a negative effect on stamina as the muscles go stiff, tense and tired faster. (“How to Breathe Properly – A (Surprisingly Important) Complete Guide”, 2017)

 

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Bad breathing habits can have the following effects:

  • The nervous system becomes unbalanced
  • The airways get tighter
  • The blood vessels constrict
  • Less energy is produced

 

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How to Breathe Properly

There is an art to conscious breathing. Some simple tips include:

  • Breathing through the nose
  • Breathing with the diaphragm
  • Breathing relaxed
  • Breathing rhytmically
  • Breathing silently

To read more on each tip and to learn how to breathe properly, continue to read here.   For even more detailed information, check out this website: https://www.consciousbreathing.com/learn-more/how-do-you-breathe/

 

References:

How to Breathe Properly – A (Surprisingly Important) Complete Guide. (2017, July 06). Retrieved July 20, 2017, from http://www.selfication.com/health/how-to-breathe/

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