By Jacopo Contin
All About That Breath
Breathe in, breathe out – such a basic action. So easy, we don’t even have to think about it. Our body already knows what to do and actually, we can’t even stop ourselves from doing it. Yet, so many of us forget about the importance of quality breathing. Just like our beating heart, we kind of take it for granted thinking we already know how to do it properly.
Holistic health and absolute living does not just mean eating right. It also means breathing absolutely and making sure you control the quality of the air you breathe at home.
Truth is, there is so much more to breathing! Let’s break it down and see what we can do to drastically improve our standard of life by simply enhancing the two things we can control: Air Quality and Breathing Techniques.
This might sound obvious but the first thing you need to improve your breathing is fresh, pure air. These are some of the key benefits your body will receive just by getting fresher air:
Good quality air helps bring more oxygen to the cells and improves the cleansing action of your lungs, releasing more toxins from your body. As a bonus, the higher oxygen intake will increase your energy levels.
Greater Brain Clarity
That’s right! Inhaling higher quantities of oxygen will turn you into a genius. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but your brain functions are quicker and better when you have access to optimal levels of clean air.
Have you ever been so full after a big lunch that you literally couldn’t breathe? You probably needed more oxygen! That’s also why doctors suggest we go for a short walk right after a meal. It helps break your food down and improves your metabolism. This is crucial, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.
Breathing clean air also helps release a particular chemical in your brain called serotonin. This is the chemical that helps make you feel happier. It also helps make you feel more refreshed and relaxed.
The best solution to get your dose of clean air would be to go for a nice, long walk in the mountains to enjoy pure, natural air coming straight from the green trees. While access to such places where natural concentrations of clean air is difficult, you can have access to cleaner air at the comfort of your home through our Airpure Air Purifier.
Apart from taking care of your air quality, there are exercises you could do at home that would help you breathe absolutely, help you fall asleep faster, calm you down if you are nervous, or help you concentrate better.
Try following these tips to improve your breathing, thus keeping your mind focussed and your body balanced:
Pick some fun activity to engage your body and try sticking to it. This will increase your stamina, cleanse your body from toxins as well as increase your lung’s capacity.
Practicing yoga is not only great for your body and mind but also for ease of breathing. It’s also a great way to learn how to deal with problems and stress in your life, just breathe and let go.
Try this: put a hand on your upper stomach and pretend to cough. You’ll notice there’s a muscle contracting, that’s called Diaphragm. Now try to use it when you breathe, instead of filling your lungs, gently inhale letting your belly expand while your upper chest should not move. Do this as often as you can and it will greatly improve your overall respiration.