breathing seems a bit unfair. We shouldnít have to worry
about whether we are inhaling and exhaling correctly. It comes
sure. But changing the way we breathe brings added health
is natural, but we rarely get it right," says Elizabeth
Peyton-Jones, author of "Cook Yourself Young." She
said breathing correctly positively contributes to a personís
mental state, which is important to overall health. It helps
calm the mind, which can rest the body.
which actually should be quite normal, in fact, is not really
normal," Peyton-Jones said.
youíre sitting at a desk, waiting for a bus or relaxing at
home, breathing correctly is important.
tend to breathe quite shallow," said Peyton-Jones.
"Some people hardly breathe at all."
actually canít see their chest or their stomach moving, and
you donít feel the breath coming out of their mouth"
she said. "Itís so shallow Ö itís hardly
not breathing deeply, youíre not getting enough oxygen, she
added, and "not pumping oxygen around the body like you
breathing correctly, energy levels are high, and neck and
shoulders are relaxed, which can help with digestion, she
inhaling and exhaling deeply, watching your belly push itself
in and out. This helps you focus on the act of breathing ó
focusing for just five breaths can lead to improvement.
you just concentrate on where youíre getting the breath
from, it gets deeper," she said, and that type of dynamic
breathing can help with digestion.