Our brain is arranged in such a way that it calculates stressful situations much faster than we, and hence, such emotions as anxiety and fear arise. The body gives a defensive reaction so that you pay attention to the existing problem. There are two main areas of the brain that become agitated or hyperactive when you experience high levels of stress or anxiety. In particular, the part of the brain that runs a complex of processes, as a paralymbic system associated with our emotions.
These areas of the brain become hyperactive when you experience stress, and this is where deep breathing begins.
Deep breathing helps the brain to relax and therefore many doctors advise exercises to focus on deep breathing in any place where you feel uncomfortable - at home, in the office, and even when you are in the bathroom or on the first date.
Why deep breathing
There is a huge amount of scientific research that shows that when you do breathing exercises, or you make conscious breathing, you create changes in key areas of the brain.
How to breathe
But it is not very clear how to breathe correctly, so that it helps to calm down and bring your body out of anxiety? From the diaphragm? Through the belly? A very simple rule is to breathe so that you feel the air entering through the nostrils. If you breathe a little deeper and stronger, you can feel the movement of air just above your upper lip - this means that you breathe in a meditative or conscious way. One way is to control the air flow, that is, to hold your index finger below the upper lip.
And if you wonder why deep breathing works in the first place, then all the answers lie on the surface. The septum that divides the nose between the right and left nostrils is often asymmetrical; as a result, you do not get an equal flow of air to both parts of the brain. Breathing is a little strengthened, it helps to compensate for this by adjusting the air flow to both hemispheres of the brain.
Stand up. Try to be as relaxed as possible. Now notice that your breath is the path to relaxation. This makes it possible to stabilize the situation. When you exhale, you create space within you. If you are meditating outside, and it is cold enough, you can literally see your breath.
When you exhale, you create a space where tension fades into the background, like a load taken off your shoulders. You can use breathing to alleviate bodily tension.
Just stay in this state for a few minutes. This is a simple and effective way to maintain and build well-being.