Deep breathing is not just about long and deep inhaling but also about exhaling fully to get rid of every bit of stale air.
Benefits of deep breathing
- Oxygen is a part of every chemical reaction happening in your body and that is why you need lots of it.
- Carbon dioxide is a waste product and deep breathing helps you get rid of it.
- Deep breathing also stimulates the internal organs, including the heart.
- Breathing fully with intention and attention is important. It clarifies and calms the mind, reduces stress and paves way for a greater and holistic experience.
- THE TWO TYPES OF BREATHING
The deep belly breathing is where we bring a deep breath all the way in the body allowing the belly to expand as we inhale and deflate as we exhale. Diaphragmatic breathing is the best way to breathe in general.
This type of breathing is inefficient because the greatest amount of blood flow to pick up oxygen occurs in the lower areas of the lungs. And these areas, in people who use clavicular breathing, little oxygen arrives.
This rapid and shallow breathing results in poor transmission of oxygen to the blood and consequently few nutrients to the tissues.
Breathing properly is important even in moments of rest or when we sleep, because a restful sleep also depends on it. It is essential to maintain attention and care to our breathing to be sure of doing it correctly and thus guarantee the performance of our organism at all times of our day.
If you perceive any deficiency or discomfort when inhaling or exhaling, go to a specialist doctor to avoid any further complications.