While deep breathing, and upon the exhale, we can release a lot of toxins in the blood. Isn’t it nuts that toxins can leave our blood by consciously taking deep breaths! Can we see how beneficial this might be? Toxins in the blood can cause headaches, nausea, fatigue, fevers, and the list can go on for a long time.
Your heart must first feed itself nutrients to function and contract appropriately before it can send blood to the rest of the body. Once increased oxygen get sent to every cell your body naturally warms up. This is why people often feel really warm when they practice yoga, because they are increasing oxygenation throughout the whole body. The increased warmth occurs because the mitochondria spoken of in a previous blog, is pumping out more energy. This also increases our metabolism and has been shown to aid in weight loss.2
1. Kyeongra Yang, “A Review of Yoga Programs for Four Leading Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases”, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 4, Article ID 521526, 2007.
Till next time. Thank you,