Why bother? Our physical composition guarantees automatic breathing. In good health, we do not have to think about the next breath. It happens uninterruptedly and effortlessly. Have you ever wondered how you breathe without deliberately thinking? If you are not taught in a yoga, lamaze, swimming or gym class, when and how you breathe and when and how you exhale, many of us do not know what our respiratory patterns look like and how we can change them.
What would be the benefits of conscious breathing? Here are three, I know. The first is to learn to breathe more deeply to activate more lung capacity. Most of us only use a small part of their potential to transport oxygen into our bodies. As our lives get faster, we usually get used to breathing fast and shallow or start to hold our breath. One of the most dramatic ideas that caught my breath was driving on very icy roads. When I arrived at my destination and switched off the ignition, I gasped for air and found that I had barely breathed during the forty-minute high-voltage ride. Log in to control how you breathe. This will give you a foundation for your employers, especially in stressful situations.
The brain and body need a good supply of oxygen to function well. Try this experiment. If you want to sleep, breathe in slowly and deeply. Hold the air in your lungs for as long as possible, then exhale slowly. It may surprise you if you have an enlarged lung. You may feel uncomfortable at first. Try this for a few nights in a row and you will start to feel better. The next step is to breathe deeply during the day. Start with this experiment while waiting for a red light in an elevator before eating. Hopefully you will breathe deeper, consciously and unconsciously!
A second benefit of conscious breathing is that in times of conflict, disruption or hot moments with family or strangers, conscious breaths prevent you from doing or saying things that you will regret later. Breathing can help break the cycle of emotional turbulence. Sometimes we have patterns of behavior in relation to the moments in which we feel we have to defend ourselves, who seem to have a life of their own. We are up to date and can not change it, even if we find that it is not productive.
I helped myself by learning to use my breath as a tool in these cases. The best you can do at the beginning of learning in tense situations is to remember after forgetting to breathe. Believe it or not, this is an important first step. This is the step where you invite the opportunity to do something different. Gradually, you will have the awareness to take timely action. You will understand that it is probably useful to stop breathing. Changes do not usually occur overnight, so be patient with yourself.
Finally, conscious breathing is a step towards conscious relaxation. These are some of the times when I use my breath to purposely relax. At the end of the day, the dentist chair in the doctor’s office takes a blood sample presentation in front of a group. If you do not know how to relax, this is a free, easy, and uncomplicated option that is always available. Consciously use your breathing to reduce speed, improve perspective, and provide the brain and body with the oxygen they need for maximum performance.