Stress hormones affect your respiratory system. During the stress response, you breathe faster in an effort to quickly distribute oxygen-rich blood to your body. Your breathing changes to forceful inhalation and very short exhalation. This can lead you to develop a chronic low oxygen condition!
Your body loses its PH (oxygen O2 and carbon dioxide CO2 imbalance because of shalow breathing), urine becomes acidic and blood becomes alkaline and you lose your ability deliver right amount of oxygen and calcium to your tissues and you get dizziness, heavy legs, eye twitching that associated with adrenal fatigue
Sympathetic nervous system is responsible for inhalation and is parasympathetic nervous system (relax state) is responsible for exhalation. Thanks to our everyday stresses we ar constantly in sympahetic nervous system state so mindful breathing will help you to turn your parasympathetic nervous system (relax state) on. Don't underestimate this powerful tool that can definitely reduce the amount of cortisol in your life.
My favorite, most simple breathing exercise:
Breath through your nose and stomach, not your mouth and chest.
When you exhale imagine that you are blowing air through a straw.
Here you can find the best breathing apps to help you:
Breathing exercise examples:
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