How to breathe…like a boss…

By on December 18, 2012

Well, let’s see… I’ve been breathing for almost 54 years now, so I think I’ve got it down now.

Did you know that breathing is a very successful stress management tool? Of course you did, but there might be a few new things that I can tell you, so hold your breath… wait, don’t.

When you are under pressure and dealing with a lot of stress, your breath is fast, short and shallow. However, when your are in a peaceful and relaxed state, you naturally take deeper, slower and longer breaths.

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  • Sit in a chair with your back straight, yet not rigid.
  • Relax your shoulders and place your palms on either side of your abdomen.
  • Inhale slowly through your nose, causing your abdomen to expand, then your middle, and finally the chest.
  • When exhaling, contract your abdomen first, then your middle and then the chest. Exhale out your mouth as if your were blowing out a candle.
  • Repeat two or three times.

Breathing is so natural, we hardly ever think about it. But have you ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Every part of the body is affected by breathing properly, and there is a proper way!

Dr. Andrew Weil says: “Improper breathing is  a common cause of ill health. If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly. There’s no single more powerful–or more simple–daily practice to further your health and well-being than breathwork.”


  • Breathing is essential for the integrity of the brain, nerves, glands and internal organs
  • We can go without food for weeks and without water for days, but without oxygen, we will die within a few minutes
  • When the brain does not gets proper supply of this essential nutrient, it will result in the degradation of all vital organs in the body
  • The brain requires more oxygen than any other organ

So stop taking your breath for granted! Do it right! Like a boss!!

And most of all…………..try a tic-tac….


Originally posted on Clayzmama.

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