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The Mind-Body Connection
Our amazing, miraculous bodies perform many functions without us being consciously aware:
our heart beating, digestion, nutrient absorption, blood pressure, our immune system - just to name a few .....and breathing.
Breathing, though, is different to other autonomic functions - we can choose to take this over consciously! This is extremely useful to remember, as our breathing affects not only those functions that we cannot regulate, but also our emotions and wellbeing. Breathing feeds every cell in our body, via our blood, with life-giving oxygen ,
By being aware of breathing we can:
- reduce stress and the effects of stressful events
- improve our circulation
- improve our digestion
- increase mindfulness and alter how we think
- improve our sleep
- increase our alertness and improve our ability to concentrate