Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Way you breathe makes........

The Way you breathe makes a difference.

Notice next time you are in pain how you are breathing. Are you breathing short little breaths and your shoulders are tight and up high? Pain does that to us.

Deep Breathing can make such a difference in your pain level. Where ever you are at the moment, you can do deep breathing. Breathe in through your nose, pulling your stomach in as your lungs fill with air. Hold for a few seconds then release the air out letting your tummy push outward. Do this 2 or 3 times if you are standing (like in the long grocery line) and longer if you are sitting. Why the difference? You can become light headed.

As your lungs fill to the bottom with air you are adding oxygen to your body. It will be transferred through out your body making you feel better. You will feel your shoulders loosen and lower.

This is an exercise that you can do through out the day when you are hurting or in a stressful situation. Stress can lead to more pain, so now you can do something about it.

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