Why People Love The Butterfly Effect
“Small things, when applied consistently and over long periods of time, have the ability to change your life.” –James Citrin.
When we breathe well, we are calm. When we are calm we benefit from good sleep, high energy, balanced hormones, improved immunity, higher reproduction capability and higher brain function.
Breathing plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy nervous system. Dysfunctional breathing and bad breathing habits like short, shallow breaths signal to the body that something is wrong. The Butterfly Effect addresses stress and lifestyle to remove the obstacles that are preventing the body from returning to calm.
Effective breathing comes from deep down, using the core breathing muscles. The good news is that these muscles can be easily strengthened through training. When your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are strong, you are on the right track for better breathing.
When our body has to work hard to get air to the lungs, it becomes fatigued, and the body goes into flight or fight mode. Unlocking effective and efficient breathing allows more oxygen to be delivered to the body and this means more energy. Healthy calm breathing allows the body to work optimally by restoring your immune system, your digestion and finding hormone equilibrium.
Relaxed, deep, strong breathing results in the chest being more relaxed, which in turn relaxes the neck and shoulders relax lessening the chance of pain. The body has an amazing ability to heal; it just needs to be in the right state to allow healing to occur. Being aware of your breath will make it easier to return to a relaxed, calm state.
How Are You Breathing
Do you suffer from:
- Neck or back pain
- Sinus problems
- Shallow breathing (breathing from the chest or shoulder area)
- A busy brain, the ‘fidgets’
- Trouble sleeping
- Breathing from the mouth
- Highly emotional, hormonal imbalance
- Abnormal breathing