9. Breathe in, breathe out!
Proper breathing can be a forgotten art for people in stressful jobs, lives or relationships. And these days we often hold onto our breath out of sheer terror.
It’s not called the life breath for nothing. With each breath we exchange carbon dioxide from inside the body with life-giving oxygen from outside. If this incredible process was interrupted for more than a few minutes, it would be curtains.
The partner to breathing is an amazingly reliable muscle: your heart. Oxygen-rich blood is pumped by the heart from the lungs via the arteries and small capillaries to all the cells of the body. This allows the cells to function. Carbon dioxide is then transported back to the heart through the veins and from there it’s ...