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Greetings Family and Friends,

September brings forth a coolness in the air, a time to reflect, and a moment to stop and say - It will all be okay. #justbreathe

Just Breathe is our motto this month.

As the season changes, we find ourselves in a time of reflection and a need to breathe.

All year many of us have held out breaths hoping and praying something would change. But what many of us haven't realized is that it is us that need to breathe - to let go and allow a new season of change to enter our lives.

The wonderful thing about the changing of the season is that we can choose to either allow life to continue as it is or do something to make it easier, better, less work, more interesting, and yes - less painful.

I encourage you now, wherever you are in the moment to take 5 long deep breaths.

Breathe in through your nose and out of your mouth, filling your lungs as deeply as you can.

Did you know that deep breathing (sometimes called diaphragmatic breathing) is a practice that enables more air to flow into your body and can help calm your nerves, reducing stress and anxiety? It can also help you improve your attention span and lower pain levels.

Today, I choose to welcome this new season in with a deep breath of renewing of spirit and #justbreathe.

Cheryl Lankford

Funeral Director

Lankford Funeral Home

Deep Breathing Benefits

"There are reasons for each of these types of breathing, but deep breathing is the heavy hitter, with myriad health benefits.

What Deep Breathing Can Help

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Managing stress

  • Improving focus

  • Better sleep

  • Faster recovery from exercise or exertion

Why Deep Breathing Helps

You may be wondering why “just” breathing can be so powerful. Slow breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, also called the “rest and digest” system. Its job is to conserve energy to be used for bodily processes such as digestion and urination.

Deep breathing also activates the vagus nerve, which is like the boss of the parasympathetic nervous system, overseeing things like mood, digestion, and heart rate. It will also send more oxygen to your brain and other organs.

Take a minute and check in with yourself before you start a deep breathing exercise to see how you feel, and then compare it with how you feel afterward." Information provided by - The Benefits of Deep Breathing.


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