Does it come as a surprise to learn that only 1 out of every 9 people knows how to breathe correctly? The average person inhales about 2,500 gallons of air each day during 20,000 to 26,000 breaths, at the rate of 15 to 18 inhales per minute. This rate, which is considered “normal”, is actually too fast! This faster breathing, hyperventilation, takes 20% more energy than breathing from the diaphragm.
Deep breathing stimulates and massages your internal organs, tones the diaphragm and abdominal muscles. When you exhale, 70% of your body’s toxins are released. That is the reason that deep breathing is so powerful and a natural detoxifier.
Look at a baby when it is laying down, and pay attention to how it breathes. The baby’s stomach will go up and down because it is breathing through its diaphragm. To begin breathing properly, perform the following exercise. First you have to find out if you are breathing properly or not. Lay down comfortably and place one hand on your abdomen and one on your chest. Take a deep
breath and notice if your hands rise and fall during inhale and exhale or if your chest does. If you are breathing properly, your chest will stay still while your stomach will rise and fall. To start the exercise, follow these steps:
In about a week, you will notice increased energy and an alert focus you haven’t felt in a long time.