Why efficient breathing matters?
Benefits of efficient breathing:
Deep breathing calms the nervous system and releases muscle tension that can help you to relax. As well it promotes better sleep.
• Improves the cardiovascular system.
Deep diaphragmatic breathing tones, massages and increases circulation to the heart, liver, brain and reproductive organs, stimulating them and promoting their healthy and optimal function. It also lowers your heart rate and blood pressure.
• Maintain blood pH levels.
Shallow breaths can cause an imbalance by leaving the body oxygen deprived and leaving excessive amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, leading to an overly acidic state. Deep, slow breathing helps continuously optimize pH levels.
• Reduces anxiety
The quality of our breath helps to relax the mind and enhance the ability to learn, focus, concentrate and memorize. It also relieves stress, anxiety, depression and negative thought patterns.
• Improved digestion.
The benefits of deeper breathing include increased blood flow in the digestive tract, which encourages intestinal action and improves overall digestion, alleviating irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.
• Increased energy
Due to increased blood flow, we get more oxygen into our blood. Increased oxygen results in increased energy levels.
• Stimulates lymphatic system.
One of the key functions of your lymphatic system is to flush toxins out of your body. As our breathing is what moves the lymph, shallow breathing can lead to a sluggish lymphatic system, which will not detoxify properly. Deep breathing will help you get the lymph flowing properly so that your body can work more efficiently.
• It improves your core muscle strength.