Breathing is an automatic process that provides vital oxygen to our body, but if it is not breathed in an adequate way it could cause damage to your health. Are you breathing properly?
Breathing is so important that it was the first action you performed at birth and the first physiological process that you did independently.
Think about it, you can take a few days without drinking water or without consuming food, you can take many hours without sleep, but it is impossible for you to stay at least 5 minutes without breathing, otherwise, you would cease to exist.
That said, everyone knows how to breathe, but not all do it correctly.
The quality of life of people improves when they learn to breathe correctly. Experts say there could be a relationship between longevity and the rhythm of breathing. The monkey breathes 37 times in a minute, humans 17 and turtles do it 4 times; of these three groups, the reptile lives more years. But it is not about breathing slowly, but about maintaining calm and physical and mental calm.
When you breathe you should reach the base of the lungs, inflating the belly, when you breathe out the belly gets into. This movement is due to the contraction of the diaphragm muscle. You must keep your back straight and relaxed to allow free functioning and the opening of the rib cage.
There are three ways to breathe: Deep breathing causes the lungs to fill completely, expanding the abdomen; The medium or intercostal respirations use the muscles located between the ribs; High breathing raises the shoulders and contracts the abdomen. The correct breathing combines all three. Expiring the air should take twice as long as inspiration.
During breathing the air must enter and exit gently through the nose. The breathing should not be through the mouth, it is the nose that is responsible for moistening and heating the air due to the function of the cilia and its long path to reach the lungs.
Breathing through the mouth can cause diseases, such as throat dryness and pharyngitis.