The Power of The Breath

Engage in diaphragmatic breathing. Due to our lifestyle, most of us tend to lose our abilities to breathe using our stomach. We build habits of breathing with our chests with is problematic, as that doesn’t give us our sufficient amount of oxygen needed.

When we are faced with stressful situations, our sympathetic nervous system engages, rushing all the blood from our mid body’s to our limbs. Most of the time though, we don’t require this fight or flight response.

By engaging in breathing, you can reduce blood pressure and heart rate, bringing the blood back into your intestinal areas and lungs where it’s needed, switching on the parasympathetic nervous system which brings us back to that homeostasis state.

Stress is a major issue, especially given the new lifestyle we have taken on. Stress can build up for decades, playing a role in being responsible for other chronic disease like cancer or heart disease.

Reduce that stress response and bring yourself back to your grounding with diaphragmatic breathing