Inhale Exhale Sign: Breathing Practices for Health

Inhale, Exhale… Mindful, Deep Breathing Practices for Better Health

Breathe easier when it comes to your good health in 2022.
With 2021 in the rear-view mirror, we are looking forward to a new year where we can all breathe a little easier. At TRU47, it means taking time for ourselves to do what’s good for our health – body, mind and soul.

It all starts with a focus on mindful breathing. Breathing is the new walking say medical experts who tout its ability to reduce stress, increase energy, relieve pain and improve immunity. It’s also just what the doctor ordered to manage anxiety, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent in today’s uncertain times.

Breath Work Best Practices to Get You Through the Day

While breathing is something we naturally do to live, mindful breathing is all about concentrating on your breath’s natural rhythm and flow, and the way it feels on each inhale and exhale. Try to remember how you feel when you first wake up, taking that first “I’m awake” breath in the morning. Breathing exercises are a lot like that, making your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed.

Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax.

You can also try the two breathing exercises we’ve included below; they are great for first timers, and they are easy to do.

1. Try this exercise when you first get up in the morning to relieve muscle stiffness and clear clogged breathing passages. Then use it throughout the day to relieve back tension.

• From a standing position, bend forward from the waist with your knees slightly bent, letting your arms dangle close to the floor.
• As you inhale slowly and deeply, return to a standing position by rolling up gradually, lifting your head last.
• Hold your breath for just a few seconds in this standing position.
• Exhale slowly as you return to the original position, bending forward from the waist.
• Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.

2. Belly breathing is also easy to do and very relaxing. Try it anytime you need to relax or relieve stress.

• Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.
• Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.
• Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly push your hand out. Your chest should not move.
• Breathe out through pursed lips as if you were whistling. Feel the hand on your belly go in, and use it to push all the air out.
• Try this breathing exercise 3 to 10 times. Take your time with each breath.
• Notice how you feel, and repeat daily!

We have two nasal inhalers that may also enhance your exercises, check out these two custom formulations Just Breathe and Stress Less, both custom formulated with 100% Pure Organic Essential Oils Himalayan Sea Salts and Trace minerals.

Of course, wearing masks can interfere with your breathing big time, so it is imperative to choose one that is comfortable, and doesn’t make you feel stifled. While the CDC has discouraged the use of single layer cloth masks in helping to prevent the spread of COVID and other viruses, consider our protective multi-layer silver masks at TRU47. Check out the FAQ section about masks to see what we’ve built-in into our masks to protect your health – and help you breathe easier, literally and figuratively.

After all, as dedicated wellness advocates, we are in the business to help everyone breathe easier when it comes to their good health.

Here’s to a Healthier New Year from all of us at TRU47!