How To Breathe For Maximum Energy and Endurance
Symptoms of shallow breathing (reduced or no ATP) can be:
- Chronic fatigue;
- Tingling and numbness in the arms, legs, hands, etc.;
- Upset stomach, heartburn and gas;
- Disturbances, nightmares and night sweats;
- Muscular cramps in neck, shoulders and back and
- Chest pains and heart palpitations.
Deeper breathing uses your diaphragm, the layer of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. To be most “healthful” in your breathing, the diaphragm contracts and the abdomen expands allowing the lungs to fill with air from the bottom up.
Your challenge this week is to practice vital breathing using your diaphragm.
- Imagine (while inhaling to completion) you are pulling colored mist into the bottom of your lungs through your navel (bellybutton)
- Inhale for the count of 1
- Hold for the count of 4
- Exhale for the count of 2
- Practice this breathing ratio for 7 power breaths 5 times a day…Morning, Mid-morning, Lunch, Mid-afternoon and Evening for the next 7 days.
By following this breathing exercise daily you will be amazed at how much more energy you have and better you feel!