Breathing techniques have profound effects on our well-being, influencing our mental, physical, and spiritual health. Stressful situations can disrupt our natural breathing patterns, leading to rapid or shallow breaths, or even mouth breathing. While we can’t consciously regulate our breathing during sleep, setting aside a few moments daily for breathwork can make a difference.
Contrary to intuition, holding one’s breath can be beneficial. It can enhance carbon dioxide tolerance, boost energy during workouts, promote shallow breathing during rest, and soothe the nervous system. Moreover, it strengthens the diaphragm’s functionality. For insights on breathing exercises that foster relaxation and better sleep, explore the blog on trainingspeaks.com.