But that does not mean that your lungs are working to their full capacity.
Unfortunately, most people use only a small part of the lungs, because the so-called shallow breathing, often prevents oxygen reaching all parts of this vital organ.
If you do not use the entire capacity of your lungs full, it can come to accumulation of toxins in them.
The consequences of the accumulation of toxins could be – headache, difficulty breathing, dizziness and other symptoms which cause reduced lung function.
How can you change this?
Simply, a method that you have been been practicing 23,000 times a day!
But this time deeply and feel the oxygen do wonders for your entire body.
Deep breathing for clean lungs and healthier body
Shallow breathing is the result of lifestyle, bad posture, stiff muscles and poor physical activity.
Although the lungs are not a muscle, they should be worked out.
Deep breathing is the best exercise that will quickly and easily clean your lungs and provide you proper exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
It will encourage the expansion of the diaphragm muscle and make it easier to fill the alveoli (air sacs) and therefore provide more oxygen throughout the body.
You will throw out the accumulated toxins and feel many other benefits.
At the same time, you will relax and calm yourself and it is an excellent method to combat stress.
How to perform the deep breathing technique
To determine whether you exercise it properly, you can lay one hand on your stomach and the other on the chest.
- Find a peaceful and quiet place. It would be best to perform it somewhere outdoors.
- Sit back, close your eyes and start with a deep breath through your nose. Breathe slowly.
- Count to five as you inhale. Focus on the belly – start by “filling” it first, and then the lungs.
- Breathe in as much as you can, until your lung and stomach are not completely “full”.
- Hold your breath for a few seconds (3-5), and then exhale slowly, again counting to
- Empty all the air, as much as you can.
- Repeat the exercise 10 times in total.