The Simple Breathing Technique You'll Want to Learn and Teach Your Friends
Breathing is a vital sign measured at any physical exam. The normal range of breathing is 14-20 breaths per minute; anything outside of that range is cause for concern. When a person lives a sedentary lifestyle for an extended period of time, their body enters a vicious cycle where toxicity builds in the body and breathing becomes rapid and shallow. When the breath is shallow, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) does not circulate properly. CSF is what carries glucose to the brain and carries away toxicity in the brain and spine. When the lungs expand through proper deep breathing, they press on the gastrointestinal organs, which in turn press on the sacrum which acts like a pump for cerebral spinal fluid.
Breathing is also a major contributor to the movement of lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system is essentially the sewer system of the body. The blood gathers all the toxicity from the body and dumps it into the lymphatic system. The circulation of the lymphatic system depends on muscle contraction and breathing. When a person breathes in a shallow manner, the lymphatic system is not working properly.
The key to remedy this is to get 30 minutes of cardio exercise a day and to consciously breath deep into your belly. Try exhaling until your lungs are completely emptied out and then breath gently, but deeply in.