Self-care is a term that has become popular in society lately. But meaning can become distorted after much use of a term. Take a moment to think. What do you consider self-care? Are you thinking, going out for fun, reading a good book, playing a game with friends. These could be self-care activities. But self care is not about having fun, goofing off, avoiding responsibilities. Self care is the practice of taking an active role in preserving, protecting or improving your own health, well-being and happiness, especially during times of stress.
Breathing is an activity that we rarely give much thought about. Although it’s an automatic response of our body, without it, we would cease to live. We probably rarely think about the benefits of breathing other than sustaining life. However there are some wonderful benefits to adding some deep breathing into our daily routine. Here are just a few of those benefits.