Breathing properly is one of the best things you can do for your body, especially your brain.
Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen comsumed by your body.
An easy way to relax and increase oxygen flow to the brain is through diaphramatic breathing.
Lie down comfortably on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your knees. Rest a hand lightly on your belly.
Breathe in and gently push your belly into your hand. Breathe out and let your belly drop away from
your hand. Do this 10-20 times, breathing more deeply as you relax.
This is great to do at the end of the day or before bed to help you fall deeply asleep.
Another great way to oxygenate your brain is through aerobic exercise. Any kind of aerobic activity will do:
running, hiking, walking briskly, biking. All these activities improve the ability of the cardiovascular system to deliver oxygen to the brain and may even help to rejuvenate the area of the brain associated with memory, the hippocampus.
Another great effect of exercise is the release of endorphins by the brain and other parts of the nervous system.
You can feel great and oxygenate your brain all at the same time!