Breathe Slower, Breathe Less, And a Little Quieter
and always through your nose. Your first and best stress reduction skill and health care plan
is learning to breathe slower, breathe less and a little quieter, and always breathe through your nose. It is reported by the experts who have made a life study of respiration that as high as 90% of people have unnatural breathing habits that lead to physical and mental symptoms. What they don't realize is that they are breathing two to three times more than the medical norm. We should always strive to slow our breathing down. Learn to pay attention and give a gentle pause after exhale. Breath with the diaphragm so tiny that it is hardly noticed Habitual shallow, rapid chest breathing causes chronic neck and shoulder tension. This habit causes us to breath off too much carbon dioxide. This is called the Bohr affect. This prevents the red blood cell from leaving adequate oxygen in our body tissues, especially in our brain and heart muscle.
Breathing through the nose insures us of a good supply of another gas know as Nitric Oxide. This gas helps to relax our arteries blood vessels. It is critical to blood pressure and circulation in the body.
Biofeedback training usually helps the client learn to relax tensions and identify slow diaphragmic breathing as their natural method of breathing.