Most of the people take breathing for granted. We do not even think about it and do not take any steps about it so that is why we get sick!
Breathing is associated with stability, posture and movement. One study has announced that athletes have suboptimal breathing pattern. This is the reason why they have problems with stability, posture, balance and have poor performance. People must understand, without proper breathing, you cannot have good performance. Of course we cannot constantly watch out for our breathing, but we can introduce a few breathing exercises to ensure a sufficient daily amount of oxygen.
Our body is able to heal itself automatically. The most important element that the body needs to function properly is oxygen. Controlled breathing will help in stressful situations of whatever nature they may be. We are not talking about a simple breathing but the method that will help you make the maximum of it. The goal is to breathe with your diaphragm. The diaphragm is respiratory muscle. 80% of the work around breathing goes on it. It is located below the ribs, and separates the chest from the abdomen.
Now let’s see the breathing technique that we talk about.
Lie on your back and stretch your legs in order to relax them and your lower back part. Depending of your wish, your hands can be beside your body or on the stomach. The main thing is to be as much relaxed as you can. Now, close your mouth and teeth and place the tongue on the palate. In this way, stimulate the RAS system (Reticular Activating System) which helps your brain to relax. Imagine that between the navel and pubic bone you have a balloon. Your purpose should not be to raise the chest but the entire middle section of the body. This technique might be difficult for you in the beginning, but as the time passes, you will get used to it. Now, we will pass on the next step. Inhalation and exhalation should last for 4 seconds, and the pause between them should last 2 seconds. This is the perfect rhythm. But, if in the beginning you do not feel comfortable doing it, you should try to find your own rhythm. After few days of work, try the rhythm that we are suggesting.
Try to do this exercise in the morning when you wake up and before you go to sleep. The results are phenomenal. You will feel reborn.