The importance of breathing well... and clean air above all!
Respiration is an automatic mechanism, something we do countless times every day to stay alive, without thinking about it. However, we would benefit from a greater awareness of respiration, in order to breathe better and more fully. Wellbeing comes from breathing too. Deep breathing provides more oxygen to the tissues, calms anxiety and wards off stress, improving our everyday lives.
We can find out whether we're breathing deeply enough simply by placing one hand on the chest and the other on the abdomen. If the abdomen moves and the chest is still, we're breathing from the diaphragm, and therefore deeply enough. But if the reverse is true - the chest moves and the abdomen is still - it means our breathing is superficial, which could influence our mood and stress levels, and may even lead to contracture of the cervical area.
So we know that if we breathe correctly, this benefits our health and our day-to-day wellbeing. And obviously, the benefits will be greater if the air we breathe is clean. In cold weather like this time of year, the air in closed spaces must be of good quality, partly to counter the inevitable contamination of the air outdoors. This is why it's essential to rely on innovative appliances like the , which uses , an advanced technology that mimics what happens in nature, where positive and negative ions are emitted in equal quantities for clean, reinvigorating air.