Breathing air is fundamental for our survival. Therefore, I think it would be wise to value breathing routines. Because the lungs are a primary source of our energy levels and the lungs also remove toxins from our body.
From applying breathing techniques you will notice increases for; mental: emotional clarity, more energy, reduced stress and greater immune response.
Below are two examples;
Each morning upon waking my morning routine involves the following breathing exercise.
*Whilst lying in bed with my eyes closed. I inhale through my nose to fill my lungs to full capacity. I then exhale and release half the breath out through my mouth. I repeat the breathing process for 1 minute and then releasing all the air out of my lungs. I then hold my breath for as long as I can. I perform 3 rounds.
To be performing at your best your body must be oxygenated. I also make it deliberate practise to perform the following breathing exercise 3 times daily.
‘Deep Breathing Exercise’
- Breathe in for 2 count
- Hold for 8 count
- Breathe out for 4 count
Repeat ten times, three times a day.
*It’s useful to remember that when we encounter challenging situations. And what happens when we’re stressed? We forget to breathe, and we hold our breath or breathe shallow. And how we breathe when facing difficult life experiences or challenges sets the tone for our mental: emotional responses. I use my self-talk and remind myself to breathe ‘deep’.
All the Best,