Long deep breathing is one of the most common ways to breathe. This type of breathing is done by using the full capacity of the lungs in both the inhalation and the exhalation. This is done slowly without rushing the breath. Normally, long deep breathing is done through the nose because it aids in breath control. However, it can be performed through the mouth as well.
- Increases the flow of oxygen in the body, which promotes healing and a relaxed state of being
- Prevents and decreases the build up of toxins in the lungs
- Stimulates the production of endorphins and brain chemicals to fight depression
- Expands the lungs capacity which builds concentration, patience, flexibility, and resistance. This also increases the secretion of the pituitary gland which develops intuition
- Pumps the spinal fluid to the brain which increases energy
- Strengthens the aura which reduces insecurity and decreases fear
- Cleanses the blood
- Gives control over the negative emotions which helps to break bad habits
In our regular daily lives, we tend to use just a small amount of our lung capacity rather than their full capacity.