Being a stay at home mum of 4 I’ve had my fair share of “fight or flight” moments. I’m slowly starting to realise not to “sweat the small stuff”. Life is all about life-ing, things happen for a reason.
To either teach us something we haven’t learnt or to remind us not to make the same mistakes again.
I find slowing down and being still is one of the main steps in keeping myself calm and focused especially keeping our family healthy and happy. Here are my fave top 3 deep breathing facts I read;
Deep Breaths = Less Stress and Better Digestion. Slow deep breaths help to activate parasympathetic nervous system, which is when the body gets the chance to recuperate, regenerate, and heal. Very important to help keep a healthy immune system and get out of our “fight or flight state”. Those of you suffering from poor #digestion, bloating, or #constipation will benefit from learning how to put your body into “rest and #heal” state and activate parasympathetic nervous system. This is the only state when your body can digest food efficiently.
Deep breath = More Awareness. The more #awareness you have in the present moment, the more likely you are to connect with your intuition or internal teacher. Your body knows how and what to feed itself to be healthy, how much and how often to move, and how much to rest. It is a matter of learning to listen to that voice aind understand it. The slower you breathe, the more likely you are to hear that internal teacher.
Slower Breaths = Better Relationships. Most relationships would be better if people were less reactive. Can you imagine if instead of saying something mean, you were able to mentally step back and chill before talking? Wouldn’t that be nice? The state of your mind affects the breath, the reverse is true as well. When you are angry are breath is fast and shortened. When you are relaxed, your breath is slow and complete (hopefully!). The next time you are arguing with someone try taking longer deeper breaths. Notice how that can quickly reduces anger and allows you to look at the situation from a new perspective.
The power of #pranayama 🙏🏼#ds365yoga
XxDani @danistevens365 365 Lifestyle Motivator 👫👬👭 #nomadz6