It is an automatic action that our body carries out involuntarily about 20,000 times a day, without us realizing it. However, we can also control the rhythm, duration and width of the breaths.
BREATH HAS GREAT POWER:
- oxygenates the blood.
- relaxes the mind and calms anxiety.
- helps to focus and gives well-being and energy.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BREATHE WRONG?
Breathing incorrectly makes a mistake 20,000 times a day and, in the long run, it can affect posture and health in general. In fact, if the diaphragmatic muscle does not work properly, our body reorganizes itself and tries to compensate by activating other muscles, especially in the neck and shoulders, and contractures are easily reached.
But not only that, here is a short list of some symptoms that can appear: cervical disc protrusions, arthrosis, tingling in the arms and hands, neck pain, pain in the arms, reduced sensitivity of the fingers, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating and fatigue .
To help relieve localized tensions, try giving (or getting) a nice massage with the Magnesium Spray !
LEARN TO BREATHE WELL, TO BE BETTER!
Breathing often betrays our mood, but the reverse is also true, breathing is able to influence our emotional state . By learning to change your breath you can control stress or anxiety, let's see how:
When the breath becomes shallow, short and frequent… focus. Close your eyes and listen to yourself. Slow down the pace and increase the depth of the breath, activate the diaphragmatic muscle by taking a deep breath with the nose.
The diaphragm goes down and compresses the organs present in the abdominal cavity: liver, stomach and intestines. In this phase the belly rises: this pressure is very beneficial, because, in addition to making the lungs fill well with air and oxygenate the blood, massages the organs , promoting bowel movement and heart activity.
After 6-7 seconds count, exhale through your nose. Now the diaphragm relaxes and back up, the belly goes down, the organs regain their space e the lungs empty .
The diaphragm, like all other muscles, tends to lose elasticity in the course of life, its fibers stiffen, mainly due to emotionality and stress . This brings him into a condition of hypofunction, that is, of reduced capacity to satisfy the energy needs of oxygen at rest.
To breathe more consciously, you can try to follow three distinct phases, activating:
Once you have become aware of the 3 phases of the breath, you can blend them together.
Begin your respiratory re-education by carving out a few moments of the day (in the morning when you wake up or before going to sleep) and gradually try to transfer the new acquired capacity to your unconscious breathing.