Learn to deep breathe with every breathe. So many of us breathe very shallow, and we sometimes hold our breathe without even knowing it.
Your body needs oxygen. The modern human was genetically made for an oxygen content in the air that was a lot higher before the industrial revolution. And many of us live in cities, so there is even less oxygen with all the city pollution.
What can you do about it? Consciously breathe deep with every breathe we take. You will notice a huge reduction in your stress, your shoulder tension will diminish, you will naturally expand your chest and shoulders like a proper posture should, your energy will increase, and you will sleep more soundly.
So start now, take a deep breathe! Here is a photo of the sky I was looking at while practicing my deep breathing :-)
Have a peaceful day!
-Rachelle Lambert, L.Ac.