Are you breathing correctly? We breathe all day, every day, so you would think we have breathing down pat. But many people do not inhale and exhale properly.
Breathing, something so simple and natural to us, may be one of the most under-rated health and weight management tools we have. The way in which we breathe is as important for our health and wellbeing as physical exercise, mindful relaxation, restful sleep, and good quality nutrition.
In today’s quick tip podcast episode, the lovely Emma talks about different breathing techniques, such as diaphragmatic breathing (deep belly or yoga breathing) and nostril breathing. She mentions the importance of stimulating the vagus nerve – the super highway to health – how to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system for rest, and techniques for breathing during exercise. Additionally, Emma also talks about the side effects of breathing through the mouth.
Tune into the Fernwood Podcast and listen to another fabulous episode.