Breathing is a pretty handy trick for all things survival. Or just life. Each breath is an opportunity to fill our lungs with a small half-liter of oxygen-laden air which will be redistributed to the cells of our body. In short, we naturally do no less than 22,000 breaths a day and believe it or not, we do them quite badly. Hold on tight to your chair, you’ll be amazed.
This top will be illustrated by people who we don’t know if they’re breathing or farting, you have to guess.
1. Breathe through your mouth
Well, luckily, we don’t spend our lives like that with our mouths open, breathing softly, but know that having a tight-fisted lippue to breathe is anything but a good idea.
Indeed, as the air enters more easily into the lungs and meets no resistance, our breathing will then be too rapid. It is rather advisable to breathe with the nose to better circulate the air in the lower lobes of the lungs.
2. Breathe with your upper chest
If you ever took a relaxation class, you must have been told to learn to breathe with your stomach. So yes it’s very weird because we don’t have lungs in our stomachs, I grant you that. But in fact it’s very simple, you just have to breathe without moving your chest and inflating your belly, this is what is more precisely called abdominal breathing. It is then the diaphragm that comes into play and will make the oxygenation of the rest of the body much more effective.
3. Overall, we breathe too fast
Do the math now. Write down the number of your breaths in a minute. On average we have about fifteen, even twenty. This is too much and ideally should be reduced to 8 breaths per minute. Good news, it should already be easier if you breathe through your nose with your belly.
4. Sleep on your stomach or back
In itself, sleeping on your back is not bad, but to facilitate good breathing as much as possible, it is rather advisable to sleep on your side. As for those who sleep on their stomachs, they’re just narvalos, I’m not even talking to you bunch of animals. As for the others, I invite you to look at the meanings of the most common sleeping positions.
5. Neglecting breathing exercises
As breathing is a rather instinctive thing in the genre, we never think of perfecting it or simply working on it. I’m not going to list all the exercises here, but remember this simple exercise which is done in four stages: an inspiration, an apnea with the lungs full, an expiration and again an apnea with the lungs empty. Here, do this 5 or 6 times. Just remember to stop before you pass out.
6. Never do any physical activity
When you struggle to breathe, you can stupidly tell yourself that going for a sprint outside is not the best idea. Well, if you’ve never moved your body in your life, it can actually be dangerous, but in principle, having regular physical activity allows you to breathe better.
7. Smoking big stems
As you would have probably guessed, smoking cigarettes is not at all a good idea to promote your breathing. On the other hand, you can screw your face directly to the muffler of an old crate, that’s no problem.
8. Want to do all the exhalations of the day in the morning and all the inspirations in the afternoon
Some people like to concentrate on a single activity and refuse to divide their breathing into two stages: inspiration and breathing. However, it is very dangerous to spend several hours exhaling without ever taking any inspirations and vice versa. There. You will know it.