Breathing exercises can reduce stress, improve mood, and help you feel energized. Better yet, they are simple, easy, and can be done anywhere.
Breathing, we’ve known how to do it for our whole lives. There are some breathing techniques that we can do to induce better health.
Naturally aligned posture is a most important step towards being pain-free. Our breathing habits determine our posture and our posture affects how well we can breathe.
Connecting from the ribs and breastbone all the way down to the pubic bone, the “six pack” muscle or rectus abdominus is worshiped as the icon of fitness in our culture. In reality, this muscle should be toned, but not tight. Flat sexy abs – which are the gold standard of sexiness – are detrimental to breathing, moving and good postural alignment.
For centuries, the art of breathing has been one of a myriad of tools employed by Yoga masters in order to calm the body and mind, in preparation for meditation, contemplation or simply to remain in control of one's emotions. Long utilized as a spiritual practice, a recent study has now brought the use of breathing as a way to control emotions into the realm of neuroscience. The results are promising and could mean a reduction in the administration of drugs as a form of anxiety, depression and anger management.
Spring - what a beautiful time of the year, unless this means suffering with hay fever, itchy eyes, itchy skin, runny nose or asthma.