5 Signs That Will Tell If You Have Been Breathing Wrong Your Whole Life

We all know how good we feel after we take a deep breath, but why is it so easy to forget to breathe properly except when we exercise?

Most people breathe in a completely wrong way without even knowing it, and end up using only a third of their total lung capacity.

Are you breathing properly? Find out with these 5 signs:

  1. You breathe in a little, several times during a short period of time – the body instinctively tries to compensate the lack of oxygen.
  2. You often yawn – it indicates that you are taking shallow breathes and have a lack of oxygen in the body.
  3. Rubbing your teeth while sleeping – it indicates chronic stress and irregular breathing.
  4. Tension in the neck and shoulders – shallow breathing is the main culprit for the occurrence of pain in the neck and shoulders.
  5. You are always tired – if the body lacks oxygen, there is a lack of energy and chronic fatigue.

Exercise Proper Breathing:

  1. Sit on a chair or lie on the floor
  2. Relax the extremities, and straighten them if you’re lying down
  3. Breathe in and pay attention to whether you breathe in with your shoulders, abdomen or chest
  4. Concentrate on breathing through your stomach and exhaling only through your nose, not your mouth
  5. Do this exercise for at least 2 minutes