4-8 Breathing Exercise

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Andrew Weil, M.D., has a body, mind and spirit approach when it comes to alternative medicine. One thing Dr. Weil discusses is the use and importance of breathing exercises. There are three breathing exercises that Dr.Weil recommends they are, The stimulating breath, the 4-7-8 breathing exercise and breath counting.While watching the three breathing exercises I could use, I chose the 4-7-8 breathing exercise. The 4-7-8 breathing exercise (relaxing breath) is great for reducing stress and help you to relax Why is proper breathing important? Well, breathing is important to the body in the sense that you can expel carbon dioxide from your lungs. Cells in our body use oxygen as well and not a good enough oxygen supply to the cells can lead to the death of cells. “Proper breathing, “ for example, the 4-7-8 breathing technique can help calm the mind and body. The technique can also supplies a good amount of oxygen to the body and help reduce stress, anxiety, and help to get better sleep. How does stress affect our breathing? Stress affects our breathing by have shorter breaths whenever we get too stressed or anxious. Stress and short breathing can have more dramatic effects on people with asthma, for example. How did you feel prior to the implementation of the…show more content…
Anybody who uses these techniques can benefit greatly and help reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. These exercises help stress, anxiety, promotes better sleep, revives you when tired, or just puts you in a zen state. These breathing techniques can replace anxiety medication if done correctly on a regular basis. Andrew Weil does a great job at explaining how to do each of the breathing exercises correctly and explains why it is used the way it is. I feel like most people in the world are overcome by stress on a daily basis and these breathing techniques are great way to get better control over your physical, mental, emotional
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