Since breathing is the name of the game this week, here is one simple technique that will detoxify your lungs, one of the key organs of elimination – as well as the rest of your body.
It is called “3 before you eat.” It is meant to be practiced before meals.
This is how to do it:
1. Sit down.
2. Make sure your behind is comfortably parked in your chair, that your back is straight and that your feat are flat on the floor.
3. Close your eyes.
4. Take 3 deep breaths by inhaling and exhaling through your nose.
And that’s all there is to it!
These simple 3 deep breaths are enough to turn off the Fight or Flight response, and turn on the Rest and Digest mode, which promotes a happy and healthy digestion during meals.
Deep breathing also helps us in another way: it expands the amount of air that is drawn into our lungs. Our average breath, and especially our chewing breath, does not fill even 50% of our lung capacity. By taking a deep breath, we use more of our lung space, which means a bigger serving of the body’s most important nutrient – oxygen.
“3 before you eat” is, in fact, a meal in itself. It’s a true Happy Meal.
P.S. Try this a couple of times and tell me if you have experienced a new form of fullness