As mentioned in our previous post, 'take a deep breath' is often misinterpreted to mean BIG breathing. Deep breathing is not the same as BIG breathing.
BIG breathing is taking in bigger than necessary breaths. Controlled and deliberate deep breathing is different.
Here's why we want to avoid BIG breathing...
Big breathing leads to over-breathing, which can mess with the delicate balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange taking place inside every cell of your body.
Over breathing can cause you to release too much carbon dioxide which impairs blood flow to the brain.
This image shows what happens to your brain after just 1-2 minutes of over breathing. Notice the substantial drop in oxygen.
Breathing exercises that focus on SLOW, quiet, rhythmic, nasal and diaphragmatic breathing are key to restoring calm.
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