Detox And Fresh Air Deep Breathing Exercise Techniques

Detox and fresh air intake are crucial to your lungs and the overall health of the body. Deep breathing is so powerful it can change your thought pattern in an instant. I use it to calm and quiet my mind. Become familiar with this simple act as a place to return to again and again.

Also let these breathing techniques be part of your 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.

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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.

Deep Breathing Exercise Techniques

4-7-8 Breath From Dr. Andrew Weil

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.

Breathing Technique

  • Inhale through your nose to the count of 4.
  • Hold the breath to the count of 7.
  • Exhale loudly through the mouth to the count of 8.
  • Repeat for a total of 4 rounds.

Detox And Fresh Air Helpful Hints

  • Inhale fully and completely in the first step. You may find that you have to force the air in through your nose – that’s okay.
  • Open your mouth and let the air fall out when exhaling, and don’t be afraid to make loud noises as you release the air.
  •  You may find that you are slightly dizzy at the end of this exercise – that’s perfectly normal and a sign that your body is absorbing the extra oxygen you are providing. Just sit quietly until you feel better, and then get up slowly.

Twenty Connected Breaths Adapted From Leonard Orr, Via Dr. Sonia Madera

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.

Breathing Technique

  • Take four short breaths, followed by one long, big breath
  • Take the breaths in and out through your nose
  • Do four sets of five breaths (4 short breaths plus 1 long breath) without stopping (total = 20 breaths)
  • When finished, sit with your eyes closed for a few seconds so you can absorb the peace and new energy into your system

Detox And Fresh Air Helpful Hints

  • Merge the inhale with the exhale in an unbroken circle. One inhale connected to the one exhale is one breath. All 20 breaths are connected so that it is one connected series of twenty breaths.
  •  Use the short breaths to emphasize the connecting and merging of the inhale and the exhale into unbroken circles.
  • Use the long breath to fill all the room in your lungs on the inhale, and let go completely on the exhale (deep relaxation). 
  • Caution - you may find that you are slightly dizzy at the end of this exercise. That’s perfectly normal and a sign that your body is absorbing the extra oxygen you are providing. Just sit quietly until you feel better, and then get up slowly.

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.

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