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Secret Detox Tip: Breathe Deep

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Please take a deep, deep breathe into your abdomen and feel the detoxing effects….

Deep breathing, where you fill your belly and expand your diaphragm downwards, is one of the most powerful exercise you can do to activate your lymph system which helps to detoxify your body. Think of your lymph system as your own personal garbage removal system (which most of us will need in full steam). Practice 10 deep slow breaths counting 4 seconds in, 8 seconds hold and 8 seconds out. You can do this exercise while listening to people talk, reading, driving, watching tv, walking the dog, during meditation or while exercising. There is no excuse why not to do this.

According to the ‘Tao of Breathing’ up to 70% of our body’s waste products are eliminated via our lungs and the rest through the urine, skin and feces. When the efficiency of our lungs is reduced due to poor breathing and less oxygen is available to our cells, it slows down the flow of blood which carries wastes from the kidneys and lungs. Our lymphatic system which fights off viral and bacterial invaders is weakened along with a slower digestive process. Breathe long slow and deep in a mindful state as often as possible. You can even try humming while you exhale. It’s very relaxing!