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Friday, April 22, 2011

Breath Work

Relaxation techniques -- including breathwork -- help focus your attention and increase body awareness and the rate of metabolism which can help you lose weight, according to Health Care Magic. This is because oxygen can play an important role in burning fats. Do your breathwork exercises either seated or laying down.

Belly Breathing

This exercise will teach you how to deepen your breath. Begin by lying on your back with some pillows available to reduce strain by tucking them under the neck and knees. As you start, notice that this position will create a slight rise in your stomach upon inhaling -- and a slight fall upon exhaling. Next, place your hands palms down on your stomach, at the base of the rib cage where the diaphragm sits. The University of Missouri explains that your middle fingers will barely touch each other. Then take a slow deep breath in and concentrate on filling the belly, rather than taking shallow breaths in the chest. Continue to focus your breathing on the belly and repeat five to 10 minutes.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/266808-breathwork-exercises-for-weight-loss/#ixzz1KP5S4S4A

Also http://www.breathaware.com/breathing.html

Breathing can:
  1. Affect our metabolism.
  2. Affect the quantity of food we ingest.
  3. Make us feel better mentally, physically & emotionally.
  4. Calm us.
  5. Release endorphins, which help us to feel happy.
  6. Enhance our appearance.
  7. Make us feel instantly stronger and thinner.
  8. Revitalize and energize every cell in our bodies.
  9. Increase our energy level.
All of this can aid our weight loss effort. Healthy breathing helps us maintain the right balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our cells, which has a favorable impact on our metabolism.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center, says “Every breath, actually, is a release not only of air, but all the pent-up energy in the body. Every in-breath can be restoration or revitalization, and every out-breath a letting-go of anxiety or anger or tension or irritability.”


Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/2008/10/breathe-deep-lose-weight.html#ixzz1KhAOvst3

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