It’s impossible to ignore the fact that our phones have become an intricate part of our day to day activity and for some a non-stop, obsessive routine. When you are in public now you’ll notice how many peoples heads are down staring into a tiny screen oblivious of what is going on around them. You’ll see the stress on their faces as they are bombarded with information. You’ll see people living vicariously through others on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. This overload of information is something that human beings cannot fully digest. After years of research and analysis therapists are now uncovering an ugly side effect of social media. Disorders such as depression and anxiety are now becoming prevalent in teens and later generations. The pressures of always having to look fashionable, your hair having to be perfect and your skin having to radiate are at the forefront.
This is the world we now live in but enough with the doom and gloom let’s talk about ways to improve our day to day routines and get the blood flow going in the right direction. Let’s begin with learning to breathe again.
Deep Breathing: How Does It Help?
Why do you need to breathe deeply? Here’s why:
- Detoxification effect: Up to 70% of the body’s toxins are released by deep breathing. That makes it worth trying breathing exercises!
- Harbinger of calm: Deep breathing relieves anxiety, pain and emotional stress, and induces better sleep. So instead of counting sheep next time, try the more feasible method of deep breathing exercise.
- Oxygenation: Deep breathing imbues the deepest muscles with fresh spurts of oxygen, which invigorates them and makes them work harder and longer, hence hair growth.
- Clean up act: Deep breathing helps to replenish and purify the body’s blood by providing fresh oxygen; it regenerates the cells faster, and provides energy boosts. It is the perfect way to clear the body of mental and physical residues of stress.
- Strengthening role: Deep breathing has been proven to improve the health of the lungs, heart, nervous system and digestive system.
These benefits are just the tip of the iceberg, but none of these benefits can be undermined. In this fast-paced age, you should take care of your own well-being and reap the benefits of deep breathing exercises.