I realized that my breathing pattern is very shallow, sometimes almost lacking. As a programmer I spend a lot of time at the computer. I do exercise regularly, although maybe not intensely enough.
I have some issues, that might or might not be associated with it:
- I get somewhat frequently sick
- few times a year, always the same thing - mucous flowing from nose down the throat. This is somewhat permanent, even when I am not sick - I get sick when it flows in bigger amounts.
- I had been examined - no allergies, frontal and nasal cavities are clear, empty.
- I tend to imagine bad things happening and get sad with bad thoughts - now I realized that I tend to stop breathing, when this happens. Also this works around. Thinking bad things tends to shallow my breath and that leads to more thoughts.
- I am glad that I at least realized this to happen and am now more focused on breathing immediately when I feel down.
- I had a conversation with a friend who told me, that a doctor asked her, if she does not experience being slow in social situations, not being able to follow what is happening. On her answering yes, she told her, that it might be caused by her breathing too shallow, which lead to brain lacking oxygen and thus not working effeciently and fast enough.
- This can be applied to me too.
I understand that I need to work on my breath, make it more deep, but this is a task I do not know how to execute - breathing is completely subconscious, unless you make it conscious and I do not think I am able to focus on breathing 24/7.
Is there anything that can be done to fix this condition? To teach subconscious to breath deeply in an uninterrupted manner on its own?