Detox and fresh air intake is crucial to your lungs and the overall health of the body. I am recommending that you practice these breathing techniques when you are doing a detox or cleanse. Forming the habit of deep breathing will make you sleep better, think more clearly, have better circulation and make you feel better all over. And this is due entirely to the increased supply of oxygen that is circulated to every organ in your body.
Air is a mixture of numerous gases, but it is chiefly composed of oxygen and nitrogen. Through the lungs, the body receives life-giving air.
The water vapor present in the air is necessary to enable the lungs to use oxygen readily. Dry oxygen is not as readily absorbed as that which contains the proper amount of moisture.
Experiments have shown that prolonged inhalation of air in which the proportion of oxygen is much greater than that in which it naturally occurs in the atmosphere causes great disturbance in the body metabolism.
The nitrogen in the air dilutes the oxygen, for in an atmosphere of pure oxygen we would become overactive. So we know that the mixture called air did not happen accidentally, but has been perfectly formed for the needs of human beings as well as for animals and plants.
So when you are doing a detox or cleanse include these breathing techniques for a better detox and fresh air experience.
I learned this technique from Dr. Andrew Weil when he spoke in my nutrition class. He said this specific breathing pattern sends a message telling the central nervous system to calm down, and is perfect for moments of stress and frustration.
I have found it to be quite effective. But be sure to do it no more than twice per day. I often recommend my clients practice this breathing technique if they are unable to sleep and is one of my recommended exercises during a detox or cleanse.
This simple exercise takes only 30 seconds to do. It is a great tool to use in today’s fast-paced world, and it will enable you to press the pause button when you begin to feel frenzied. By spending just 30 seconds breathing consciously, you’ll bring fresh life energy into the mind and body.
When the lungs are not exercised and expanded to their limit on a regular basis, they lose their elasticity. I hope this detox and fresh air exercise was insightful to you on how these breathing techniques, done on a regular basis greatly improve the lungs.