Magic of Deep Breathing to Lead Healthy Life
Often, we all say “Sans lene ki bhi fursat nahi hai” means we don’t have time to breathe even, as today’s lifestyle is so fast that usually we are in hurry and have to do all the daily activities like eating as quickly as possible.
Same we are doing with the greatest pleasure of life i.e. breathing, which is the topmost requirement of living too, but we ignore it completely, isn’t it?
When last time you focused on your Inhalation and Exhalation process, breathe going in deep and one coming out slowly. I guess many of you don’t remember.
If you dedicate a few minutes daily on deep breathing, it can boost your Physical and Mental health without any investments, let’s have a look at its benefits:
Benefits of Deep breathing
- ✓ Reduce Stress
- ✓ Better Sleep
- ✓ Better Relationships
- ✓ Saves you from many diseases
- ✓ Active Brain
- ✓ Healthy Heart and Lungs
- ✓ Increased Energy
- ✓ Release toxins from body
- ✓ Healthy Immune system
- ✓ Happy and Positive you
- ✓ It is free
- ✓ No equipment required
- ✓ No side effects
- ✓ Not much time required
- ✓ Anyone can do this (even kids)
Magic of Deep Breathing on your Physical Health
Breathing affects your whole body and let’s check out how it benefits your Physical Health
1. Deep breathing increases Oxygen intake
Each Organ of the body requires Oxygen to work properly.
The brain uses 20% of oxygen and cannot survive even a couple of minutes without oxygen supply and If you think a lot, your brain required more fuel i.e. up to 50 % of oxygen.
Other than the Brain, Liver, Heart, Kidney, Intestine consume most of the Oxygen of the body.
Deep breathing helps full oxygen inhalation, which helps other parts of the body such has Brain, Liver, Heart, Kidney, Lungs to works proper way.
2. Deep breathing keeps Immune System & Lungs healthy
COVID -19 has taught us how important is to keep our lungs and immune system healthy, it can easily maintain by doing deep breathing.
Deep breathing exercises release toxins & carbon dioxide from your body. When your blood is fully oxygenated, it enhances your body absorption of necessary vitamins and nutrients.
As oxygen purifies the blood, so the cleaner the blood, the harder you will get ill.
3. Deep breathing keeps you Fit and improves Digestion
Deep breathing allows oxygen to reach the abdominal muscles and keeps them toned.
It is very well accepted all over the world that Deep breathing helps to reduce weight and keeps you fit, and it improves your Stamina too.
Oxygen helps digestive organs to absorb more nutrients and thus increase the efficiency of the digestive tract, which improves digestion.
We all know that Acidity invites many diseases but are you aware that Deep breathing reduces acidity and thus saves us from many fatal diseases like Cancer.
4. Deep breathing helps in Detoxifies the body
Deep breathing releases Carbon monoxide and cleans the body toxins by 70% and only 30% cleansing of toxins is taken care of by the bladder.
Magic of Deep Breathing on your Mental Health
Mental health affects the whole body, let’s check out how deep breathing benefits your Mental Health:
1. Deep breathing helps you reduce Stress
Have you ever noticed rapid breaths when you are in Stress or Anger? In school it was taught that when you feel stressed or when you are in anger take a deep breath and count backward.
Deep breathing sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain controls the whole body and sends a message to your body to relax and avoid stress.
Stress disturbs your heart rate, sleep, breathing, thyroid gland, brain activity, blood pressure, and this all can be handled very well through deep breathing.
2. Deep breathing keeps your Mind Active
We know that the brain requires oxygen to work and when the brain is fully oxygenated your cognition ability improves. It helps to improve our memory. Deep breathing is very good for kids too as it also increases the learning ability.
3. Deep breathing helps in better Sleep
Nowadays many of us are suffering from sleep deprivation but when your body and mind are at peace, you will have a sound sleep.
You can devote 5 minutes before going to bed, which can calm your brain and helps you to sleep better.
4. Deep breathing reduces Depression
It’s very common now, many of us or our near ones (especially youngsters) had gone through or going through depression.
Deep breathing increases the levels of Serotonin (a feel-good hormone) and Endorphins (the feel-good chemical) in your body, which helps you keep positive and happy.
When I do deep breathing, I always say that “Inhale the Future, Exhale the Past and thus you take care of your Present.”
Are you ready to feel the Magic of Deep breathing to lead a healthy life, here are some tips for beginners:
• Find a comfortable place, you can sit or lie down.
• Try to take a deep breath.
• Breathe in slowly through your nose, letting your chest and lower belly to rise and let fill your lungs with oxygen.
• You can breathe out slowly through your mouth or nose.
• Don’t try too hard in the beginning.
• Practice once or twice a day for 10-20 minutes.
Thich Nhat Hanh a Vietnamese Monk once said “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor”,
so if you don’t want to be carried away with Bad Health, learn the art of deep breathing and invest few minutes daily in this powerful tool to lead a healthy life thereafter.