Oxygen makes up 68% of your body. It is well established that the oxygen reaching your micro-vessels is vital to each organ’s function. This includes all organs involved in your metabolism (thyroid, pancreas, adrenals and gut).
Essentially, breathing = improved metabolism = weight loss!
You can increase the oxygen flow to all of your organs immediately using any of the below techniques, while you repeat a weight loss affirmation. These can also be helpful in times of hunger.
1. Simply Breathe
Simply breathe consciously, so that the length of inhale matches the exhale. Repeat this affirmation while you breathe consciously. "I am thankful that my weight is getting healthier every moment".
2. Practice "Belly Breathing"
Belly Breathing helps your lower heart rate and blood pressure, allowing you to relax and prevent the harmful effects of high cortisol levels (the stress hormone) in your body.
P.S. It also improves core muscle stability and your ability to tolerate intense exercise!
In sitting or lying position, close your eyes. Place a hand over your abdomen and one hand on your chest. Inhale gently through your nose for 4 seconds. Feel your hand rise as your belly expands, not your chest. Hold your breath for 2 seconds. Exhale slowly through your mouth for 6 seconds.
Repeat for 5-15 minutes. Observe how you feel differently.
3. Walking & "Belly Breathing"
Take a walk outdoors, swing your arms, while belly breathing.
Try these exercises and start breathing your way to a healthy weight today!
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Dr.Sangeeta Pati MD, FACOG