Tension can start anywhere from the head all the way to the toes. Tension headaches, tension in the shoulders, muscles, face, and tension of other varieties can severely harm your ability to feel really good every day. Tension can alter the efficiency of your immune system.

To be successful and keep life flowing every day it is important to keep tension to a minimum. Deep breathing is a technique to help tension from overtaking your life and altering the make-up of your mind, body, and soul.

What is Tension?

Tension is a stop or block in the natural flow of your body brought on by so many things. Tension stops the flow of thought and sufficient body movement. You can have tension both physical and emotional.

Many times people feel tension in the shoulders from sitting in the same position for too long due to lack of moving around. Tension headaches from reading the computer screen often plagues modern society. The problem with tension is it does not really do you any good for moving forward with your day.

Tension makes life more difficult. There is no need for you to have tension if you are willing to put in a little effort to reduce tension from your everyday life. Thankfully, with a little effort you can stop tension in its tracks and start the flow again.

Deep Breathing and Tension

If tension is the block, deep breathing is the flow.

Learning to breathe deep from the abdomen through the nose with an inhale, hold, and then exhale through the mouth on a regular basis throughout the day or whenever tension creeps around is very helpful in keeping tension at bay. Deep breathing brings in good oxygen and helps eliminate toxins.

You may shallow breathe from your chest; many people do, but why not help relieve tension by deep breathing. It is simply a matter of teaching yourself a better habit of breathing. It may feel funny at first, but when you realize how much calmer, and how less tense you can feel, you will train yourself until deep breathing becomes second nature.

Deep breathing has many other benefits, including keeping you calm and helping you feel more optimistic in all aspects of life.

What are Muscle Aches?

Muscle aches are basically pain in the muscles tissue of the body. Whenever you have pain, you have to identify where the pain is coming from. You can have nerve pain, bone pain, muscle pain, skin pain, or other less common pains.

Muscle pain can be easily identified by pressing on a painful area, such as a muscle, bone, or nerve to identify the body parts that are bothering you. Once you have identified the pain you can go through and try to figure out why you have this pain. This will help you alter your behavior if something you are doing or have done has caused it.

You will then need to find remedies to help cope or eliminate these muscle aches and deep breathing is one such practice that can really help.

How to Deep Breathe

1. Let go of all thoughts
2. Breathe in through your nose
3. Hold that breath for about 3 seconds
4. Exhale through the mouth, exhale at twice the speed it took to inhale

Bottom Line

Tension and muscle aches can come from many different sources in life. Sometimes you have control of the sources of these nuisances and sometimes you don’t. It is important to do all you can to make your body as strong as it can be to fight off pains like these.

Deep breathing alone will help lower tension and muscle aches, but the best thing you can do is have a holistic approach to eliminating these nuisances in life.

A good diet, thirty minutes of exercise daily, quality sleep and deep breathing and relaxation exercises are your first lines of defenses against allowing these types of pains to overtake your life.

Taking the time out of your day to deep breathe, and doing so several times, and as needed during added times of stress can help keep you pain free.