Breathe in, breathe out. Rinse and repeat. You would think that breathing is a natural phenomenon that everyone shares, but did you know that you might be breathing wrong!
That’s okay – take a deep breath and let’s get through this together! First, let’s look at some stats:
– Adults at rest take 12 to 20 breaths per minute
– This adds up to 17,000 to 30,000 breaths per day
How Does Breathing Work?
Breathing supplies oxygen to the lungs which feeds into your respiratory system. This supplies your body’s cells with much needed oxygen.
When you breath, the diaphragm helps you manage air flow in the chest cavity by expanding the chest when you inhale and return to its normal size when you exhale. In your lungs, oxygen travels to alveoli that have tiny blood vessels called capillaries that transfer oxygen to the blood.
What Is The Right Way To Breathe?
It’s not as hard as it sounds. You can breathe properly by:
– Taking in a long, deep breathe through your nose
– Exhaling through your nose
Focus on keeping your breathing relaxed, rhythmic and silent. Keep on trying! For an in-depth tutorial, watch this video.
Share Your Tips!
Do you have some insights that you have found when trying this technique? Share your comments below.