While we all know breathing is a crucial part of life, experts are increasingly discovering the importance of learning to do it correctly. Breathwork has been used to treat conditions such as stress, anxiety, asthma, depression, mood disorders, digestive disorders, and even memory function.
“Medicine is just recognising the importance of energy to health,” explains Dr Richard P Brown from Columbia University. “And our most critical source of energy is oxygen.” So take a deep breath and get started!
BREATHE FROM THE BELLY
When we’re babies we breathe naturally from our diaphragms (the muscle below our lungs), but as we grow up, many of us forget how to do this properly. Follow this easy exercise to master belly breathing in no time!
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