I caught a nasty cold while travelling abroad recently and needless to say, it spoiled my travel plans. But something good happened out of this unfortunate event, I discovered the joy of deep breathing!
After suffering a week of bunged up nose, I woke up one night and felt my nose thoroughly clear and I could breathe effortlessly. Excited at the discovery, I sat up and breathe deeply and steadily for about twenty minutes. In no time, I found myself feeling calm, relaxed and rejuvenated…very happy in fact!
Yoga practitioners already know the benefits of deep breathing and they include:
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Lower/stabilized blood pressure
- Increased energy levels
- Muscle relaxation
- Decreased feelings of stress and overwhelm
But you don’t need to roll out your yoga mat to start benefiting from deep breathing. One can do deep breathing exercise anywhere – in the office, when stuck in traffic, waiting for the elevator, queuing up for your morning coffee, etc. Deep breathing is one of the easiest ways to improve your health dramatically that you can easily do from anywhere, at any time. It costs nothing and takes very little effort. Breathing deeply also increases the neurochemical production in the brain and releases more of the ones that elevate moods and control pain. So once you reach the end of your queue, you will be in a happy mood!
Take a little time each day to practice it and it will greatly reward your efforts.
As we approach the end of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal members for your continued support and belief in Healthy Options. We are not perfect but we always strive to do our best in helping you in your journey towards better health.
I’d like to specially thank our customers who bought tickets and came to our Dr James event last month. The personal stories you shared during the open forum were so touching and they served as a timely reminder to all of us at Healthy Options that we serve people and not sell products. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Cheers!
Best of health,