Deep breathing is not just for those that meditate or do Yoga. It is a crucial component for better health and overall wellness, and can be the key to slowing the ageing process.

Deep-breathing increases your immunity and helps remove toxins from your body by stimulating your lymphatic system. You can remove up to 70% of toxins by doing some deep breathing daily.

Deep breathing involves learning to slow  breathing and use the diaphragm, the muscle located beneath the lungs, and not just the chest muscles. To do this effectively, take a long, deep breath inhaled through the nose. Do you see your chest expand? That is a normal deep breath. Now sit up straight and take
another deep breath using the diaphragm. Your chest will rise and you will feel the diaphragm move upwards. Exhale slowly, preferably through pursed lips. That is an effective deep breath.

Deep breathing allows the body to take in more oxygen and release more carbon dioxide. This leads to many health benefits: a lowering of blood pressure, slowing of heart rate, and relaxation of the muscles. It calms the mind, helping to reduce insomnia. An increase of energy and reduction of fatigue with reduced anxiety and stress are desired effects, also.

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Deep breathing is also beneficial to the lymphatic system. This system carries toxins away from cells as the circulatory system carries oxygen to the cells. This exchange helps keep the body in a healthy balance.

Below are simple instructions for Pranic Breathing:

Gently place your tongue on the roof of your mouth. This helps circulate energy throughout the body.

Inhale through your nose for six counts.

Hold your breath for three counts.

Exhale through your nose for six counts.

Hold your breath for three counts.

This 6-3-6-3 breathing completes one cycle.