I want to share this article from Scientific American with you this week - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/proper-breathing-brings-better-health/. It is especially good for those of you who want to know the scientific details of what happens to the body when practicing breathing techniques while meditating. There are also several studies referenced that discuss the positive results of using these techniques.
The article reinforces the benefits that conscious breathing can have when you are faced with a stressful situation, can’t fall asleep, battling chronic anxiety, etc., etc.
If you aren’t in to all the science and just want to know how to start incorporating some of these techniques into your life, scroll down to the bottom of the article in which the author lists six techniques for relieving stress.
Finally, I think one quote from the article says it best, “Breathing is like solar energy for powering relaxation: it’s a way to regulate emotions that is free, always accessible, inexhaustible and easy to use.”
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder & President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance