Article by The Wellness Directory
The most interesting thing about our breath is that it supports everything that we are and do. So it would be a logical step to focus on the way we breathe, and whether it is efficient and productive. Just as we train our bodies in the gym, why not consider exercises that encourage greater awareness of our breathing patterns. We can then introduce movement into the equation, so that movement and breathing become more synchronised, functional and efficient.
The way we breathe has strong physiological and mental effects on us. When our breath is erratic, our nervous system tends to be agitated and our mind unfocussed. Conversely, slow, controlled breathing is a great stress release, and is useful for calming emotions and centering the mind. What is not so commonly known is that the breath can also support the body