Want to Breathe Better? Here's How!
We all naturally and unconsciously breathe, but did you know that you can use the power of your breath to reduce stress, foster greater relaxation, and advance your general well-being? 🤔
Your parasympathetic nervous system (the rest, digest, and reproduce side of your nervous system) can be triggered by deep, deliberate breathing, which promotes relaxation and lessens worry or tension. Moreover, breathing exercises can increase your sense of awareness and attention, which will enhance your capacity for concentration and decision-making.
Taking a moment to pause and breath is the first step of renewing your mind and taking your thoughts captive.
“More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it.”-Proverbs 4:23 CEB
So, the next time you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed, pause for a moment and pay attention to your breathing. Fill your lungs with air by taking a deep breath in through your nose, and then gently let it out through your mouth. Repeat this numerous times, concentrating on how it feels for the air to enter and exit your body. 😮💨
Keep in mind that practicing self-care involves caring for your mental and emotional well-being as well as your physical health. It's easy and beneficial to put your overall wellness first by incorporating breathing exercises into your daily routine.
Hence, be sure to set aside some time each day to relax and take care of yourself. You'll be grateful for it in your body, mind, and spirit. 🤗