Deep breathing, where you fill your belly and expand your diaphragm downwards, is one of the most powerful exercise you can do to activate your lymph system which helps to detoxify your body. Your lymph system is super important and often overlooked or not even thought of at all but it’s main function is to clean house. Our lymphatic system fights off viral and bacterial invaders that are responsible for weakening our digestive process. According to the ‘Tao of Breathing’ up to 70% of our body’s waste products are eliminated via our lungs and the rest through the urine, skin and feces. When the efficiency of our lungs is reduced due to poor breathing, less oxygen is available to our cells and slows down blood flow, which carries wastes from the kidneys and lungs.
Taking a few minutes every day to sit down and breathe is like a mini detox. For today I encourage you to…breathe. Find a comfortable seat with your back propped up. This will help lengthen your spine ultimately helping to keep you lungs free to move and expand. Once settled and comfortable, start to close your eyes and inhale and exhale. Keep breathing and practice 10 deep slow breaths counting 4 seconds in, 8 seconds hold and 8 seconds out. Do 3 rounds of 10 like so and really try to stick with it everyday.
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