The primary reason why many people meditate is simply to enhance focus, calm their minds and eventually attain that higher awareness level and inner calm. It is possible to meditate anywhere and anytime because there is really no appropriate set time, ideal for meditation. However, not many people know exactly how to meditate.
So, here is the guide on how to meditate and most important reasons to breathe deeply while meditating.
First it is advisable for one to select a peaceful environment for their meditation. This will allow you to effectively focus on the meditation task because there will be no distraction that will bombard your mind and claim attention. It is also important to wear comfortable clothes because you have to be physically comfortable to avoid the distractions. Decide the duration at which the meditation will take place and make sure that you are sitting in a comfortable position that will not cause any distraction. Close your eyes while meditating especially if you are a beginner, it will help you concentrate more by blocking any external visual distractions.
Follow your breathing and take those very deep breaths slowly. Draw in as much air as you can and fill your lungs through your nose then slowly let it out through your mouth. The feeling is good and you will feel the oxygen being saturated within your body. Why should you breathe deeply? Outlined below are five reasons why you should breathe deeply.
1. Helps in Weight LossDeep breathing enables you to draw more air into your lungs which will in turn transport more oxygen into the heart. This has been known to increase the cardiovascular capacity leading to more oxygen being delivered to the cells the same way one does an aerobic exercise. The cells then in turn encourage fat burning as opposed to storing large amounts of glycogen.