Are you aware of the astounding benefits of breathing entirely through your nose? James Nestor, a science journalist and author of Breath: The new science of lost art, says, “We get most of our energy from breath, not from food or drink.” Our body processes an average of 30 pounds of air every day as opposed to a few pounds of water and food combined–the reason why one can survive for weeks without food or water but just a few minutes without air. Understanding the importance and benefits of nose breathing is a primary aspect of yoga practice.
Experts have agreed that breathing correctly–slowly and with your nose, keeping your mouth shut–is beneficial. Ancient cultures believed that nasal breathing was their medicine; however, this seems to have been forgotten today. Nasal breathing regulates the amount of air getting into the lungs so that you have enough energy, whereas mouth breathing requires more energy during inhalation and exhalation.
Take a look at the article published on USA Today to discover the health and wellness benefits of nose breathing instead of the mouth.