"In tune with nature"
Dr. Lena Kian
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Specializing in allergies, hormonal imbalance,
digestive & stress related conditions
Deep Breathing for Relaxation:
The Importance of How You Breathe
How we breathe has a profound effect on our life and health. Not only does it change how much oxygen is going into our bodies and how much waste is coming out of our bodies, it also effects heart function, the immune system, our mood, stress levels, hormone levels, digestion, strength & endurance and a wide variety of other things. In short, how you breathe can influence almost every aspect of your health and well-being.
Deep Breathing Exercises
The most efficient way to breathe is diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing. This is the predominant method of breathing in healthy infants and young children, but as we get older we tend to breathe using our chest and shoulder muscles and less of our diaphragm (it is amazing how many of us are shallow breathers!). The exercises below will help you to relearn the most healthful way of breathing.