5. Breathing, meditation and mental wellness
It is now acknowledged that the mind can have an extraordinarily potent effect on the body. Meditation has been practiced in all major world religions for centuries, either in prayer and contemplation, or as a way to achieve a state of bliss. Today many people use it to induce a state of relaxation and harmony.
Studies suggest that meditation may help to reverse or reduce stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, migraines, depression and insomnia. Proper breathing, or diaphragmatic breathing, is also a way to achieve mental wellness. It allows you to tap one of your body’s strongest self-healing mechanisms.