If you’ve ever been depressed or know people who have then this will help. Depression is something that many people suffer from and can have a huge impact on the levels of happiness, health, confidence, and productivity that can be enjoyed.
What if there was a way to help not only have less depression in your life, but to also be more resistant to your mind and body being affected by it? That’s what some simple meditation breathing exercises could help with, and they only need to be done a couple of times a week according to recent studies.
What Are Some Of The Breathing Meditation Benefits?
It really depends upon the type of breathing meditation that you do. here’s a few of the main benefits of breathing exercises before meditation:
1. It brings more oxygen into your body. This means more energy and fuel for the cells. When we are stressed out or depressed our breathing tends to become shallower than normal which in turns gives us less energy to draw on and keeps the body tense.
2. It helps you to relax more. When we take conscious slow, deep breaths into our body, it helps to soothe our nervous system and trigger the relaxation response in the brain. The leads to a sense of more calm and feeling centered.
3. It helps prepare your mind and body for deep meditation. When we go into deep meditation, then our brain produces neuro-chemicals that not only cause you to relax deeply but also triggers happy hormones that make you feel refreshed and revitalized.
Breathing Exercises Before Meditation
The real secret to this type of breathing is in the word ‘exercise’. Doing a workout before you meditate goes a long way to not only helping get more oxygen into your bloodstream, but also in shifting energy that may be stuck from sitting at a desk all day.
Aerobic exercise has been proven to have a positive impact on mental and physical health. When you combine it with the mental challenge of mindful meditation then you are benefiting both the body and the brain structure at the same time.
Start out with 10 to 20 minutes of an exercise you like such as; walking, swimming, jogging, weight lifting, or even some forms of yoga, and then spend the equivalent amount of time doing a mindful meditation such as watching your breath come in and out of your body.
If you do this at least twice a week you will soon start to notice the difference in the energy levels of your mind and body.
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