Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

This article describes the benefits of controlled breathing exercise. Backed by research, breathing exercise can help reduce stress levels and also improves your immune system. Breathing can help reenergize the body and mind during long work days. This article also gives three breathing exercise that you can implement into your daily life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Controlled breathing has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness, and boost your immune system.
  • How controlled breathing may promote healing remains a source of scientific study.
  • Science is just beginning to provide evidence that the benefits of this ancient practice are real.

“Consciously changing the way you breathe appears to send a signal to the brain to adjust the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, which can slow heart rate and digestion and promote feelings of calm.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/well/mind/breathe-exhale-repeat-the-benefits-of-controlled-breathing.html?_r=0

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