An interesting subject that many of us do we pay attention to is breathing. If you don’t breathe, you don’t live. Period. And it highlights the importance of breathing.
Let’s see from another angle: what are the problems of breathing badly?
– Behavior Problems. “According to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, between behavior disorders linked to breathing problems are hyperactivity and aggressiveness, along with other emotional problems.”
– High Blood Pressure. 26-48% of hypertensive patients have OSA – Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome Obstructive Sleep and 40-81% with OSA have hypertension.
– Myocardial Infarction. 16% of patients with myocardial infarction presented OSA.
– Insulin resistance, decreased growth hormone, daytime sleepiness, 4 times more traffic accidents, depression, irritability, decreased memory and concentration, muscle pain, snoring, sleep apnea, among other risks.
All these problems reduce our quality of life and have great potential to stress us out. And lets face it: many situations of daily life, work pressures, family and everything else do not contribute much to our inner well-being.
So, what can we do? What’s necessary for us to breathe better?
– Find a position where your column is erect. When you sit, an upright posture improves airflow.
– If possible, close your eyes (if you do at work, it is best to leave them open or even your boss will think you are sleeping … 😉 ).
– Breathe in through your nose as deeply as you can. Then hold your breath. Count to 10 and release the breath through your mouth. Repeat 3 more times.
If for some reason you can not hold your breath for 10 seconds, count to 5, then. The important thing is to do this technique because it helps a lot to relieve that “extra load”. You can do this technique as many times as necessary, but I recommend at least once a day and also after a particularly stressful event.
Don’t you already feel less stressed? 😀