- Taking deeper breaths will have an alkalising effect on your body
- This technique can be helpful for patients undergoing chemotherapy
- You should try and synchronise everything that you do, with breathing
If you have an acidic body, it is quite likely that it allows bacteria, germs and cancer cells to breathe and grow. This is the reason why it is important to make sure that you are not acidic most of the times. Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho recently took to Facebook to talk about simple ways to alkalise your body and make it less acidic. Most people tend to get acidic when they overdo consumption of junk food, sugar, food from outside which is prepared with unhealthy ingredients in unhygienic environments. If you breathe deep, it can naturally alakalise your body. Here's how.
Deep breathing: The natural, free-of-cost method to alkalise your body
1. Deep breaths moves your body to rest and digest mode
Taking deeper breaths will have an alkalising effect on your body. Shallow breathing means that your body is in the sympathetic nervous system which is the fight and flight stress mode. This makes your body produce more stress hormones it ultimately leaves your blood with more toxins. Make sure you take two to three deep breaths wherever possible as it can help in improving digestion and alkalising your body by moving into the parasympathetic nervous system which is that of rest and digest.
2. It can be helpful for patients undergoing chemotherapy
This technique can be helpful for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Taking deep breaths helps cancer patients take in more oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This will reduce the side effects of chemotherapy like nausea, vomiting, feeling a sudden drop in energy levels, fainting, etc.
3. Shallow breaths increases lactic acid production
Not breathing the right way increases production of lactic acid in the system, thus making you acidic. No matter how much you exercise to stay healthy, if you are acidic, you are likely to experience digestion problems. Breath deep to prevent such digestion problems.
4. Practice yoga to learn deep breathing
You should try and synchronise everything that you do, with breathing. Yoga is one such practice that can teach you how to be in sync with your breathing technique. Focus on breathing when you are exercising. Do shavasana every time after exercising in order to normalise your breathing and prevent getting acidic.
5. Do belly breathing
Practice belly breathing to make your body less acidic. Place one hand on your tummy and other hand on chest. Inhale while making sure that your tummy inflates while breathing in. When you exhale or breathe out, the opposite of it should happen. This will ensure that you are breathing through your belly and the oxygen is reaching lower part of your lungs.
You have to inhale for 4 seconds, hold for the next 4 seconds, and exhale for a few seconds longer.
Also read: Why Is It Important To Breathe Through Nose?
(Luke Coutinho, Holistic Lifestyle Coach - Integrative Medicine)
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