Deep Breathing Exercises to Oxygenate Your Body

July 3, 2009

Exercise & Fitness

Without oxygen living life would be impossible on earth as we know it. You and I can live just a couple of minutes without air. Your brain can function without air for 3 minutes and after that it dies. If you get tired fast, you feel a lack of breath and strength, then you might not be getting al the oxygen you need.

When we are stressed or tired you will breath more shallow, your breathing in and out becoming shorter. Breathing is a natural unconscious act and most people never realize how powerful breathing is. Those that use to its full capability this source of energy can reach a maximum form of vitality and health. Fresh clean air keeps your blood flowing and your metabolic burns at a high rate. All your internal organs benefit from getting a blood flow rich in oxygen. When you exhale you can also eliminate 2/3 of all the toxic substances that are stored in your body (the CO2).

If you take the time to breath in deeply you will be able to focus better. Your mood will change. Your muscle tension will get reduced. You will get more relaxed. Breathing is a fast, easy and cheap way to recharge your batteries.

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You have to breath correctly if you want to stay healthy longer. Just by doing some simple breathing exercises with time you will gain a more healthy breathing. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Little children do this naturally and never hold their breath, not even for a fraction of a second. Listen to your instincts and you will breathe healthier. Breathe in more deeply, so that air will reach the lower portion of your lungs. Use the whole surface of your lungs to give oxygen to your body. Your brain will thank you.

Having a good body posture is linked to a good healthy breathing. If you slouch you cannot breath in all the oxygen your body needs. Keep your shoulders and back straight. Make sure your chest and abdomen have all the space they need to get filled with air.

Whenever you have 5-10 minutes of free time you can do some of the following breathing exercises. If you do them you will stop being tired, nervous and your thinking will be clear even under stressful conditions.

Get a good body posture with your back straight and breathe fast and with short pauses through your nose. Inhale and exhale 10 times.

Straighten your back with your legs a little apart. Lift you arms above your head and breath in slowly. Bend forwards and let your arms fall and dangle relaxed while breathing out with force. Do this move 5 times.

Sit on a chair with your back straight, your legs on the floor and hands on your knees. Close your eyes and breath normally concentrating yourself on the rhythm of your breathing. Do this breathing exercise for 5 minutes.

When you wake up in the morning open a window and breathe in the fresh morning air. Just remember to have a good body posture while breathing. If you live on a street with high traffic you should avoid doing this.

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