Trees and sea algae provide most of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Without them, humans wouldn’t exist. Yet they are cutting down the rain forests willy nilly. Wise?
Get into the habit of taking very deep breaths when you are idle — the type of deep breath that makes it seem like you are filling up your belly with air. Do this a dozen times each day, and you will have much less stress in your life — no matter how stressful.
Incorporate the practice of deep breathing in your life — where you inhale so much that it feels like your stomach is expanding as well as your lungs.
Deep breathing reduces stress and increases oxygen in the blood. Both are significant health benefits.
But to do it on a regular basis requires DISCIPLINE. Best to set aside a regular time during the day to do it as well as to pick events during the day that can trigger a deep breathing response — so that it becomes a standard daily activity.
When you are forced to wait, for instance, is an ideal time to practice deep breathing — at the checkout line in the supermarket or in your car during the commute, etc.