One of the most overlooked aspects of a healthy body, mind, and spirit is your breath. It’s incredibly misunderstood. The more I learn about it, the more I realize it just may be the most critical part of overall health.
Andres Olsson set out to be one of the leaders in breathing education and research. He wrote a great book titled “Conscious Breathing,” where he lays out the argument of why you need to pay close attention to your breath. Not only that, but you need to pay attention to the way you breathe it in and out of your body.
Andres argues that you can improve almost every aspect of your life by improving your breathing habits. He details twelve benefits you can gain by working on your breathing.
- Relaxed Brain
- Increase Fat Burning
- Energy Boost
- Greater Sex Life
- Improved Sleep
- Stronger Heart
- Straighter Teeth
- Improved Endurance
- Less Worry
- Experience Less Pain
- Improve Asthma
- Increase Spiritual Growth
Andres makes the case that we breathe about 1,000 times per hour. That’s 25,000 breaths each day. Roughly 10-20 kg of air is entering and exiting our body each day, which equals more than ten times the amount of food we eat. This simple fact reveals how important our breathing is and how much effect we can have by improving the way we breathe.
On the website, ConsciousBreathing.com, you can take a breathing test to find out more about your breathing habits. You will be asked twenty questions about your general health. Most people don’t realize the fact that how you breathe affects every other aspect of your life. By deciding to improve how you breathe air, you are choosing to improve your life.
I’ve personally experienced many of the benefits of improved breathing over just the last few months. If I never decided to get educated about my breath, it would be hard to understand how these practices could help. After going through them, I’m convinced. Help yourself and the people around you by beginning your journey into improved breathing. Experts such as Anders Olsson will guide you along the way.