Uncover The Amazing Benefits Correct Breathing Can Have On Your Body

by | Dec 13, 2022 | Life

‍Breathing can be much more than just taking in oxygen and letting out carbon dioxide. It is the rhythm that keeps you alive. From the moment you are born, your breathing profoundly impacts your well-being. Your breathing is not only tied to your physical health but it is also tied to your mental health. When you breathe incorrectly, it causes stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, leading to depression or other emotional struggles. The key is to learn how to breathe correctly. To learn more about the advantages of deep breathing exercises, download Joyscore.

Importance of proper breathing for health

The human body comprises many different organs that work together to keep us alive. Most of these systems are driven by breathing. Breathing is responsible for getting oxygen into your system and removing waste toxins. Oxygen is essential to your health and well-being. It is responsible for the building blocks your cells use to create proteins and other compounds that keep you alive. When you don’t breathe, your blood becomes more acidic, and you risk building up too much acidity in your body. This is dangerous for your heart as it can weaken the heart muscle, nerves, joints and bones.

Benefits of Breathing

Breathing correctly affects your body’s physiology. Oxygen is a nutrient that is crucial to your health. When you don’t breathe, your blood will be less acidic, but the blood will become too alkaline if you don’t breathe properly. Breathing in fresh oxygen will help your cells produce energy and breathe more efficiently Your emotions also depend on your breathing. For example, when you are anxious, stressed or depressed, you might breathe out of your mouth instead of your nose.

How to breathe correctly

To understand proper breathing techniques, you must comprehend how your body breathes. When you inhale, the muscle on the bottom of your ribcage, known as the diaphragm, contracts. The muscles between your ribs, known as the intercostal muscles, squeeze to lift your ribcage upwards and outward. As your lungs expand, the air is dragged in through your nose and mouth, and then transported down your trachea to your lungs. After travelling down the bronchial tubes, air eventually reaches the air sacs where oxygen is present. At the same time, carbon dioxide is expelled as you exhale. Every day, your body repeats this procedure between 17,000 and 30,000 times, depending upon your circumstances.

The most fundamental yet essential aspect of correct breathing is breathing from your abdomen. Your abdomen is the center of your body and connected to your lungs. This means that you must breathe from your abdomen for your lungs to receive oxygen. It will be much easier for you to breathe correctly if you imagine that you are breathing from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.

The second most important aspect of correct breathing is breathing in a continuous pattern. Breathing in a continuous pattern means breathing out for 3 seconds and then breathing in again for 3 seconds. This is the same with breathing in and breathing out. If you breathe in a different rhythm, your body will think it is in a new environment, and your cells will react accordingly.

Three common breathing mistakes and how to correct them

  • There needs to be a correct ratio between breathing in and breathing out. If you breathe in for too long or too fast, but not long enough, your blood will become too alkaline. That is dangerous for your body.
  • You breathe out of your mouth. This is very common when you are stressed or anxious. When you breathe out from your mouth, you are expunging carbon dioxide from your body and breathing out any tension or anxieties you might have.
  • You breathe out in a rush. When you breathe out in a rush, you are not holding your breath for long enough. Your breathing will become more alkaline but not dangerous enough to have a noticeable effect on your body.


Breathing is one of the most critical activities in your day. It keeps you alive and well by transporting oxygen to your cells. You can reap even more benefits from breathing if you learn how to breathe correctly. It will help you feel better, think more clearly, and be more relaxed. Correct breathing can also help you sleep better and stay more hydrated while reducing the chance of developing certain diseases. Correct breathing not only has numerous benefits for your body, but it also improves the way you feel about yourself. These include better physical health, mental health, energy levels, concentration, sleep, and greater balance and freedom. If you are looking to unlock the power of breathing, you can start by practicing proper breathing exercises. There are many breathing exercises, so it can be challenging at first to find the right ones for you, but if you keep practicing, with the help of the JoyScore App, you will soon learn what exercises work best for you!

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Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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