Shallow Breathing, Shallow Life. Deep Breathing, Full Life

Are you right now?

Are you fatigued or energized?

Do you feel tightness in your chest or do you feel open an free.

Pessimistic or Optimistic?

You could go for days without food or water, but without air you would hardly last a minute.

And just like there are unhealthy and healthy ways to eat, so too with our breathing.

If you are feeling tired, unmotivated, and tight in your body, shallow breathing might be part of the cause.

Not only does your breathing give your body oxygen to power its many processes, but the actual action of breathing helps to move the toxins through your lymphatic system.

Shallow breathing = less oxygen and toxins not being moved out of your system

Deep breathing = Oxygen rich blood and toxins being flushed out.

You can find numerous breathing exercises on line and you can even find some interesting breathing test as well

It is worthwhile to take a few minutes daily to do some breath exercising. Work it and it will work for you.

Here is one that I like

Breathing Exercise

If you can do this exercise for five minute 3 times a day (morning, noon, night) in a quiet and distraction free setting you will also benefit from it as a meditative practice as well.

What you need:

A quiet place.

The Technique:

Breath using a 1:4:2 ratio.

For example:

Breath in – 3 seconds

Hold breath – 12 seconds

Breath out – 6 seconds

Repeat the process for 10-20 breaths.

Be careful not to over exert yourself.

Start of your inhale at 3 seconds and work your way up.

If you feel to much strain when you are holding your breath cut back on the time.

the process should be relaxed.

Do this 3 times a day for 10 days and you will begin to notice a huge difference to your energy, your clarity and your ability to stay healthy.

“Wax on, Wax off. Breath in, Breathe Out” – Mr Miyagi, Karate Kid

Coaching Question:   

  • Why is your breathing important to you.
  • How will better breathing help you today.

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