Breathing correctly is important for living longer, keeping a good mood, relaxing, de-stressing and performing at your optimal best. Even in Greek and Roman times, there are documents of doctors recommending deep breathing and voluntary holding of air within the lungs to improve relaxation and de-stress. It began with the belief that this exercise cleansed the system of impurities and gave strength. This is certainly of great value to everyone in our stressful, work filled, non-stop world. So, what are some of the health benefits and why should you make breathing exercises part of your everyday living?
- Breathing detoxifies and releases toxins – Your body is designed to release 70% of toxins through breathing. If you are not breathing effectively, you are not properly ridding your body of toxins. When exhaling, you release carbon dioxide that has been passed through your bloodstream and lungs. Carbon dioxide is a natural waste product of metabolic functions and not being able to rid it quickly results in poor health and even death.
Dr. Jeremy DiMartino, DC