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Stress Management: Relieve Stress by Practicing Deep Breathing

Stress Management: Relieve Stress by Practicing Deep Breathing


Stress Management: Relieve Stress by Practicing Deep Breathing

by Jonathan Park

There many types of breathing techniques and one example is deep breathing. This technique is often added to usual routines or the fact that it can be made even at work or any time that result to relaxation of the body. These factors make it one of the most effective breathing techniques.

Shallow breathing can cause a constriction of the chest and lung tissue, overtime decreasing oxygen flow and delivery to your tissues. Deep, rhythmic breathing expands the diaphragm muscle, the cone-shaped muscle under your lungs, expanding the lungs air pockets, invoking the relaxation response, and massaging the lymphatic system.

To perfectly experience the relaxation effect of deep breathing, proper technique should be followed. To achieve this, deep breathing should always start by breathing deeply from the abdomen. This allows the lungs to gather more air supply, which can't be achieved if shallow breathing from upper chest is flowed.

During exhalation carbon dioxide accumulates in the blood which eventually results to natural and automatic experience of relaxation. This makes breathing an agent of relaxation.

One of he wonders of breathing is its ability to quickly modify the exact part of the body which is hit by stress. Chronic stress is one of the major reasons of depletion of body nutrients that causes destabilization of both the brain and endocrine which can be quickly reached through breathing. Over worked sympathetic nervous system caused by depression, muscle tension and pain, insulin sensitivity, GI issues, insomnia, and adrenal fatigue can have a minimal physical effect if proper breathing is practiced.

Reducing stress and relieving tension is one of the many good effects deep breathing can do. The gentleness of breathing can be experienced once you are relaxed, which you carry out through either shallow or deep breathing.

Deep breathing can help you relax and feel better. When you are stressed, breathing exercises have health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, slowing a fast heart rate, making you sweat less, and helping with digestion.

Deep breathing is one of the easiest, costless, and time friendly type of relaxation. It doesnt require any tools to be done. It doesnt demand any special place or office to practice it but yet its undeniable effect can lessen stress.

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