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How to Relieve Stress Through Breathwork?

     

Stress is the most commonly occuring problem in recent times. Almost everyone of us suffers from it in our daily life. You could find a solution to stres that may be as easy as breathing properly. Follow these steps to learn how through breathwork, which proponents believe to be a quick way to relieve stress.

  1. Breathing correctly can be as powerful as it is simple. The typical person only uses around twenty percent of their lung capacity, but with practice, they can learn how to tap into their lung’s full potential. Sending better oxygen content to all the cells of the body can bring dramatic changes in general health and mood.
  2. Try to learn how to breathe properly. When you watch babies breathe, you'll see that they breathe with the lower portion of their lungs. Their bellies rise when they do. Practice breathing with the lower portion of your lungs, ensuring your belly rises rather than your chest.
  3. Find a breathwork practitioner in your area to guide you.
  4. There are many benefits of yoga which can be done at your desk, in your car, or at your work station. Breath work, stretches, nutrition, brief relaxations and strategies are used to relieve stress and enhance vitality.

Relieving stress by breathwork

The Sanskrit word pranayama (a kind of breathing yogic exercise) means to release life energy from its bounds. When practiced correctly, this powerful form of yogic breathwork has the ability to reveal the intricate web of your thoughts, physiology, and energetic patterns and to quiet your mind and heighten receptivity. Breathing can serve as a guiding thread into the depths of yoga, a place of freedom and immediacy of awareness that begins on the practice mat and gradually extends into each moment of your life.

Some facts about easy breathwork

  1. Breathing correctly is critical in maintaining the level of oxygen for energy, keeping the correct pH levels in the body, and enough carbon dioxide for bodily functions.
  2. Healthy people make 93 per cent of their energy aerobically but poor breathing habits can reduce the amount of energy made aerobically to 84 per cent.
  3. Seventy percent of the elimination of wastes from the body is through breathing
  4. Too much oxygen and not enough carbon dioxide can create an agitated state. As you learn to exhale slowly, you conserve carbon dioxide and rebalance the system. However, too much carbon dioxide, and not enough oxygen, can create feelings of fatigue and depression.
  5. Learning to inhale slowly re-balances your system by taking in more oxygen. In extreme cases, a restricted supply of oxygen can contribute to anxiety, panic attacks, and even phobias.

Stress, anxiety, and emotions all affect our breathing. As civilized people, we typically do not ease such state of arousal with immediate physical activity. Once breathing is in an aroused state, the physiological effects on the body remain after the stressful event has gone. Such arousal promotes rapid breathing leading to a metabolic imbalance where CO2 levels are too low and oxygen use is poor. The key element to many meditation disciplines is that breathing technique can affect one’s emotional state as much as one’s emotional state can affect one’s breathing.


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