With more energy from good breathing, athletes get a competitive edge.
Breathe from your diaphragm and you’ll feel better. Yes, it’s as simple as that. Or choose to feel tired and stressed, with your body becoming more susceptible to health problems.
Breathe in slowly through your nose and out through your mouth.
To see if you’re breathing correctly, put your hands on your lower abdomen and blow out all air. Then inhale slowly and deeply through your nose.
Let the air you breathe in push your stomach out.
Make sure your stomach does not move in when you take that deep breath.
Exhale slowly through your mouth.
Practice breathing deeply from your diaphragm.
For extra relaxation, slowly count to six while you inhale through your nose. Hold your breath for four counts. Then while you slowly exhale through your mouth, count to six.
If you don’t breathe correctly, you’ll only get enough oxygen to function at a minimal level. Take time each day to learn this good habit so you’ll have more energy and health.
Robert W. Ferguson, D.C., F.I.A.M.A., state-licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, sees patients at 2250 W. 86th Street, Ste. 100, on the north side of Indianapolis by Le Peep restaurant. Just look for the orange sign.
Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture now accepts Healthy Indiana Plan for chiropractic services, and most insurance for chiropractic therapy and acupuncture.