There is not a simpler way to help your body detoxify and reduce stress then deep breathing! While breathing can be meditative and good for calming stress, it also cleanses the body. Breathing increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your cells, and it also clears carbon dioxide waste from your body.
Deep breathing improves brain function, aids digestion, reduces stress and muscle tension, calms your nervous system, and increases immune system function. Shallow, stressed breathing deprives the body of oxygen. Too little oxygen causes irritable bowels, allergies, headaches, abnormal blood sugar, sensitivity to pain, and a whole host of other symptoms. How long has it been since you’ve taken a deep breath?
Take five minutes and be intentional about your breath today, better yet, build the habit of every day.
Not only does breathing meditative and good at calming stress, but it improves brain and immune system function, cleanses the body, and purifies our minds. A simple technique I use in the morning is the 5-5-5-5 method.
Sit in a comfortable position with the spine straight and close your eyes.
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