Stress! Anxiety! Pain! What’s going on?
No matter if it is stress, anxiety, negative emotions or physical pain, our bodies respond with tightened muscles, quicker heartbeat, short breaths, and dilated pupils. These responses are instinctive and becomes a developed habit when future stressful situations occur. Our bodies will then begin to pump out adrenaline and cortisol to fuel our habitual responses. In time, we will suffer from insomnia, hypertension, indigestion, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Time for a detox!!!
Yes. Without thinking, we breathe all day and night. However, when was the last time you took a deep breath? How many times per day do you deeply breathe? Not much, if at all right? Did you know that deep breathing is our most natural ways to remedy stress and anxiety, reduce pain, high blood pressure and even aide in digestion? Oxygen does wonders for the body and mind by cleansing, opening and soothing different parts of our bodies and is extremely healthy and also…..very free!!!
What are the benefits of Deep Breathing?
By inhaling more oxygen and exhaling more carbon dioxide, we will be able to enjoy these benefits:
1.) Our stress is released and we become more calm and into our natural state. The increase of oxygen causes our bodies to release endorphins, better known as the “feel good” chemical.
2.) When the endorphins are released into our bodies, physical pains are alleviated.
3.) With the increase of oxygen, we will have a better blood flow that will increase our energy, immunity, and digestion, while also decreasing our blood pressure.
How does Deep Breathing help with detoxification?
Deep Breathing assists in detoxifying our bodies. Did you know that our bodies are made to release 70% of its toxins through deep breathing? When we are only using short breaths, we are not releasing enough carbon dioxide from our bodies. When this happens, our bodies will use other detoxification methods and cause our bodies to work harder. This overload may cause our bodies to become weaker and more prone to illnesses.
Oxygen helps the body absorb vitamins, nutrients, and minerals more efficiently. Inhaling deeply promotes the creation of white blood cells. Every time you inhale your lungs they fill with oxygen that thereafter get transported in your blood and detox our organs. It relaxes the body, and massages your lymphatic system which helps in the elimination of toxins. If you aren’t breathing deeply or moving on a regular basis your lymphatic fluids become stagnant and this essential blocks the system from eliminating waste. A poorly functioning lymphatic system can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, weight gain, fatigue, and inflammation.
When we exhale we get rid of a part of our body’s waste in the form of carbon dioxide. By breathing deeply we take in more oxygen that cleanses the body, and by exhaling deeply we eliminate more waste both actions have an overall detox effect on the body. Shallow breathing results with side effects that include fatigue, and decreased tissue function. Additionally the brain can not function to it’s fullest potential if it is not receiving enough oxygen.