The ideal respiratory rate is 6 breaths per minute. Most people breathe twice as fast, about 12 breaths per minute. Why should you try to slow down your breath?
Here’s an overview of the benefits:
✨Increased breathing efficiency—more air reaches the air sacs in the lungs where the gas exchange O2 ⇔ CO2 happens.
✨Increased blood oxygenation—better gas exchange leads to better oxygen uptake in the blood.
✨Increased blood circulation—the maximum amount of oxygen is transferred to the maximum amount of tissues and organs.
✨Calmer mind—when you’re nervous, your breathing is fast. When you’re calm, you take slow breaths.
✨Balanced the nervous system—breathing is the switch from ‘fight or flight’ to ‘rest and digest’ response of the nervous system.
⇛ All of the above will help you feel better overall—improved sleep, energy, mood, focus, concentration.
And remember slow breathing happens naturally when you use your
Nose ✅ and diaphragm ✅ not mouth ⛔
Stay healthy, stay happy.