Why Practice Deep Breathing?

Written by: Barb Chapman

Copyright: November 2018

Have you ever wondered why others suggest deep breathing?  Are you someone who thinks the idea is silly and useless as we all breathe continuously, or are you someone who uses this mindfulness technique every day?  Check these scenarios out and spot the differences.

Scenario 1

Joe’s alarm goes off at 6am on Monday morning and he hits snooze, he wants to go back to sleep for 10 more minutes.  Joe doesn’t fall asleep and the alarm rings again.  He shuts it off, gets out of bed and sluggishly heads to the washroom for his shower.  After his shower he is still tired and grumpy but heads to the kitchen to eat some breakfast and grab a coffee before heading off to work.  Joe arrives at work still feeling a bit tired but ready for his day.  His day is stressful and as the day goes on he feels more and more tense in his shoulders and frustration with his work. Continue reading “Why Practice Deep Breathing?”