Basically breathing is automatic. But it is also arbitrary. Sun emotions are controlled and fatigue and exhaustion provoked.

By nature, our body is breathing independently without we intervene. But he is extremely sensitive to any change, and hence affects the breathing. Often natural breathing patterns are slowed, so as to control reactions and emotions. Tiredness and fatigue are almost a direct response of the body to inhibited or impaired breathing rhythms. A little bit of awareness and the easiest of all breathing exercises can often a seeming miracle. But sometimes it takes even longer. Then include yoga or ‘Mindfulness-based stress reduction’ help to Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Already breathed?

You have really a lot of stress? Then your breath will probably once flat and then maybe faster because the body tries to compensate for the lack of oxygen by shallow breathing. Maybe your muscles tense up and also stop the breath for a few seconds completely. A colleague has just brought loud laugh? What a relief for the body: now you are guaranteed catapulted many old, stale air out of your lungs and then breathe deeply! This brings fresh oxygen into the system and can now refreshing spread throughout the body. These two situations are two extremes on the spectrum of what the change in her breathing quite natural rhythm.


The posture does matter

Also, depending on the posture we breathe differently. At preventing or together is the attitude of lower abdomen and squeezed it harder to take a deep breath. The breath is automatically flat. This can cause a feeling of tightness or have a calming effect. However, if we raise the arms far above his head and lean us back a little, there a lot of space in the chest cavity. That’s why we stretch ourselves, when we are tired, but really need to be awake. We know instinctively that brings us new energy.

Emotion control is tiring

But emotions have a huge impact on the quality of the air overtaking. Basically, emotions have their purpose: they are used for communication. Thus, it is by nature is absolutely intended that we stir up some feelings to express themselves in physical activity (= rage attack, joy = contact, fear = escape), while others let us be calm (confidence, composure) or inner and outer lead retreat (mourning). With the help of the muscles we often regulate not only the expression of our emotions, but we control the emotions themselves Sometimes this happens consciously, but much more often unconsciously.

For respiration, it is among other important when tense or even stiff muscles (which are often not perceived as hardening) restrict the movement possibilities of the respiratory system. When your stomach is down tight, the diaphragm can not expand much, but is limited once again to the place of his remains. Accordingly, the lungs do with less space. Even in this situation, they can not fully inflate, and the result is a certain lack of oxygen. This is reflected in the general energy level: we are tired, thinking hard, maybe we are listless and some will aggressively. Insofar as it has to come but did not, even on a small scale we react diverse.

Voltage at the breakfast table

Here is a Sunday, in fact quite relaxed Example: You are looking for the butter to the rich breakfast table? The search causes the body to put up on and off. A little in the back, to the buttocks and thighs, maybe even down to the feet (depending on how big the table is), so you can make it bigger and overlook the table better, in the shoulders, arms and also the hands builds up tension. All this to the moment of discovery can access quickly and specifically. Only moments later, when the bun is lubricated and you sit back comfortably in her chair, in the normal case, this voltage is again given way completely out of your body. Their purpose is fulfilled. In the meantime, surely your breathing rhythm changed several times.

The little annoyances

Another very common example from the family area? Her mother has just said something that you do not like. Old news, no longer wild. Still, you are guaranteed a little tense, maybe you are a little angry, maybe you are just ‘annoyed and maybe you swallow down the whole thing, because it always brings nothing ‘. Then you still need some muscle to get it to push aside. You might inhibit the impulse to take a deep breath, because if you did, you would then move to the existing air movement in the vocal cords, to contradict. The jaw muscles spanning perhaps briefly so that the mouth does not even make good progress and may be there when you feel inside exactly in itself, even a movement to the left (or right) hand, you almost but only almost to would clench fist. All these actions are stopped, however, before you even even notice that you run into you. If such inhibitory mechanisms have been long practiced enough, we no longer notice them and think everything is fine. For if this works with the emotional control and repression. The muscles work against the impulses that flow through the body and inhibit the action before it begins. But if you notice it or not, your breathing has changed and while such situations might affect their lives dramatically.

The breath on the track

For precisely this reason, it is often useful to also take a closer to look. Even on the breath. When it flows freely? When he gets stuck? And he is therefore perhaps evidence that a somewhat not as matter is how you would like to believe in yourself?

To find out, you should take a little time, and aware for a while, breathe so very deliberately. If ensure ease tensions in the body that you will be more tired, some conscious breaths can often help. Then rich sometimes two or three minutes conscious inhaling and exhaling in order to identify a significant difference. For ease tensions that accumulate during the day, can be solved often already in a short period, if they only get a small but real break and oxygen. Almost immediately comes a boost of energy and the whole system can recover! Thereafter generally the thinking easier and other things also.