About Deep Breathing
Deep breathing helps to facilitate relaxation and calm intense emotional states. Shallow breathing leads to increased anxiety and stress, whereas deep breathing slows you down and provides more oxygen to your body.
Healing Starts with Breathing
Start while lying on your back. Place one hand on your chest and one hand on your belly (between navel and ribs).
Doing It The Right Way
Begin by breathing normally, but paying attention to each breath. After several breaths, begin to breathe more deeply – longer inhalations and longer exhalations. With deep breathing, you breathe from your gut.
Health maintenance: 6 to 10 repetitions
2 to 3 sessions per day.
Health enhancement: 6 to 10 repetitions
4 to 6 sessions per day.
Disease intervention: Start slowly and build up to 15 to 20 repetitions
10 to 15 sessions per day.
Getting started: 2 to 3 repetitions, once or twice per day.
Remember to keep it easy and fun.
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