One of the most powerful, and cheapest ways to lower cortisol and conquer stress is something simple, and it’s something you do 20,160 times per day. It’s breathing. However, many of us are breathing the wrong way, which sets you up for problems with metabolism, blood pH, core function, and how much blood is getting to your brain and muscles, which allows cortisol to stay elevated.
Common signs of dysfunctional breathing include:
Inhaling with your chest. If you notice that the first thing to move when you take a breath is your chest, this is a sign your breath is shallow, or you are breathing from your upper chest.
Your trunk doesn’t widen. Place your hands on the sides of your rib cage and take note. Your hands should move to the side about 1.5-2 inches as your trunk widens.
Mouth breathing. Unless you have congestion or a sinus infection, you should be breathing through your nose. Breathing through your nose releases nitric oxide to be carried to your lungs to maintain homeostasis in your body.
Tight shoulders and upper neck/chest muscles. Tension in these areas can be a sign of shallow or stressed breathing.
Frequent yawning. Frequent sighing and yawning is a sign your body is not receiving enough oxygen.
High resting breath rate. Take a moment to see how many times you breathe in one minute. A normal resting breath rate should be 10-12 breaths per minute. A resting breath rate over 12 is a sign of too quick or shallow breathing.
Slouching. If you find yourself slouching your head or shoulders forward often it can be a sign that you are not activating your diaphragm when you breathe.
So try this, instead: Nadi shodhana pranayama, also known as “alternate nostril breathing.” Begin by pressing your thumb on your right nostril and breathe out gently through your left nostril. Next, breathe in through the left nostril gently, and press the left nostril closed with a different finger. Remove your thumb from the right nostril and breathe out through the right nostril. Next, breathe through the right nostril, close the nostril, and then exhale from the left. Continue with this pattern alternating between nostrils.
HELLO BOGO DAY 2
Here is today's Australian BOGO Deal
For today only, through our Australian warehouse, you can purchase Aromatouch 15mL ($31.75) essential oil, and receive Citrus Blis 15mL (worth $20.75!!) essential oil completely free!
There will be a limit of 5 per account per day - these sell out QUICK!
This is the massage blend and is lovely to rub into sore muscles.
Or for ongoing and persistent pain - layer with Ice Blue and Frankincense to get pain and inflammation relief.
Citrus Blis - The Invigorating Blend. This blend of citrus oils is incredibly uplifting and a natural mood enhancer. Perfect for an afternoon pick me up instead of reaching for the chocolate. Combine with Peppermint. (Great for the office)
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Breaks always seem to be the time you are supposed to be doing something - with friends, with family, or with yourself. But in reality, breaks are meant to be just that, a break. Today, I took the time to self-care, clean, and just breathe and I already feel that effect washing over me. So, take some time, don’t do, just be. :)) Happy new week my dudes #inspiration#minimalist#motivationmonday#motivation#relaxation#breathe#happiness#rest
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