Benefits of Deep Breathing
Take a deep breath in and breathe out.
Did you do this? If so, how good did that feel to just release all the energy in your body? We often forget to just pause everything and take a deep breath. It’s a good practice for your mind, body, and soul. Here are some of the benefits of deep breathing:
Release your stress
To get rid of any stress or anxiety that you may be feeling, taking deep breaths will let your heart rate slow down. By doing so, more oxygen will enter through your blood stream and will communicate with your brain to relax.
Our energy increases when we take deep breaths. This is because the more oxygen that is in our blood, the better our body functions. This can also improve our stamina.
Relieves pain and lowers blood pressure
Deep breathing also ups your endorphins, which is the “feel good” chemical in our system, but this can also combat pain and lower your blood pressure! As your muscles relax, this allows your blood vessels to dilate and improve your circulation. Deep breathing also lowers your blood pressure as it slows down and regulates your heart rate.
Bonus: Improves your posture!
When you practice deep breathing, your spine naturally straightens at the same time, which is an easy way to improve your posture!
We hope we’ve inspired you to practice deep breathing more often, as it’s essential for your self-care! Try to practice this technique every day and remember that deep breathing should be slow and gentle. Now, what are you waiting for? Take another deep breath in and out!