There are several reasons why taking a single deep breath - or several - are helpful and have proven benefits.
Here are the top five reasons why it serves you well to take several conscious deep breaths - whenever you can - and as often as you can.
In the 3 minute version of this you will only receive the first reason why it is important to breathe deeply.
Conscious deep breathing & focused meditation
Conscious deep breathing helps improve memory. It is something I’ve been concerned about recently & I will implement a deep breathing practice (at least 4 minutes) in my daily routine 3x/day to monitor for improved memory.
Deep Breathing Benefits
This was an interesting session. She only mentions 4 reasons unless I missed one?
Deep Breathing Benefits:
-Present Moment Awareness- It brings your focus back to the present moment.
Reduce and alleviate anxiety- Activates the parasympathetic nervous system.
Improve Brain Focus- Take several deep breaths when your brain is feeling scattered. Dorothy does explain more about the positive benefits deep breathing has on our brain.
Natural Pain Relief- A lot of muscle aches and pains is due to tension in the body.
One benefit I have noticed is more endurance while exercising. I am able to push my body a lot harder now than when I was in my 20’s.
The breath helped me bring intention to the day and center myself