Standing Deep Breathing

Pranayama

People with healthy lungs normally use only 10% of their lung capacity; by breathing deeply, you will learn to use 100%. Standing Deep Breathing helps to eliminate respiratory tract problems such as bronchitis, asthma and wheezing. It also stimulates blood circulation throughout the body and prepares the muscles for exercise. Standing Deep Breathing improves blood oxygenation and thus the health of the entire body.

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