In our daily life we get good experiences that makes us happy, joyful, at peace, and some experiences we get are those that makes us sad, angry, afraid, frustrated. When these experiences occurs, we get panic attack, anxiety attack, overwhelm attack, fear attack, and all these energy goes into heart center and lung center and that is very stressful. Everything seems to go downhill….our health gets affected and we symptoms are created like cough, cold, sinus problems, any kind of respiratory problems. Lungs are one of the first organs affected because of lack of air in the lungs whenever we experience the above mentioned symptoms.
So what is the first thing you can do ? BREATHE. There are various techniques of breathing. One of the simplest ones that a beginner can try is 3 count breath holding. This is how it goes- Inhale as you slowly count to THREE, hold your breath until you slowly count to THREE and then exhale as you slowly count to THREE. Do this 9 times at least. As your body gets used to this way of breathing, do more times during the day. .How do you feel? Differently than before? More relaxed? Do you have more energy?
Slow deep breathing is a practical, powerful pathway to better living. It is as simple as that! It is not some unattainable state that requires a lifetime of practice and sacrifice, but a potent source of energy that you can start taking advantage of right now today to dramatically impact your health, performance, and emotions.
Here is the scientific explanation. Most of us do not use anywhere near the capacity of lungs meaning that we miss out on the energy that more oxygen would give to us as well as the healing effects of releasing toxic waste products. Why is this? Our brains were not designed to process the amount of information that we currently receive. Rather than take in information slowly, processing it through the higher ordered thinking parts of the brain, the information comes through so rapidly that it goes to the more primitive parts of the brain. The primitive part of our brain is designed for our survival. When hit with this much information, it goes into a bit of a crisis mode putting us into the fight-flight-or freeze response. Since we often can’t fight or flee, we end up freezing, holding our muscles tense and breathing shallowly. We’ve become so accustomed to living this way that we no longer notice. That’s why it’s important to remind ourselves to take a deep breath. We notice that we’ve been holding tension- and break the cycle.
Try to take a deep breath every hour. You’ll feel the difference.