The mind follows the breath, so as you cultivate a calm steady breath you will realize a still mind, and a still mind reduces stress and improves longevity. Research shows that stress can lower immunity, increase body/belly fat, increase inflammation, damage the brain’s memory center, make blood more likely to clot, increase insulin and cortisol production, trigger intestinal irritation and leaky gut, and elevate blood pressure.
Integrating breathing exercises into your day will help you to be more present in the moment reducing the minds tendency to drift into the past or the future, increase the saturated oxygen levels of the body to facilitate the bodies healing along with raising your energy levels, and move the nervous system from the sympathetic fight-or-flight mode to the parasympathetic calm digestive healing mode reducing fatigue and unnecessary stress on the body.
Pathways to success
Your journey toward optimal living includes building your knowledge for how to live a healthy life and integrating practices that positively impact your well-being. Enjoy learning about and practicing the following: