Breathing with a mask
Wearing a mask can affect health when the breathing is too restricted. The positioning of the mask and its comfort on the face are important for overall health.A mask that compresses the nostrils or constricts the jaw affects natural breathing and blood flow. A mask that bruises the area behind the ears or cuts into the chin affects the immune system and the flow of lymph.
Breathing is also affected by the mask’s effects on feelings. Feelings of anger, fear, or powerlessness can cause breathing that is agitated. Feeling that the mask is repressive or unsightly can cause shallow breathing.
People who normally oxygenate their bodies through shallow breathing may breathe more shallowly with a mask. The mask will lead to breathing issues because the breathing was inadequate before and is now more inadequate.
There are ways to breathe when wearing a mask that provide enough oxygen to keep the body functioning properly. Here are tips:
- If you don’t wear a mask as part of your regular work routine, you need time to adjust to it. When you place the mask on your face, focus on how you’re breathing and correct the mask’s placement if your nose is too constricted, your ears hurt, or your jaw or chin feel too much tightness.
- Once the mask is properly placed, practice breathing deeply. You can practice while staying in one place or moving. The main thing is to focus on deep breathing.
- If you find yourself feeling agitated or worried because of the mask or because of the situation, remove the mask if possible and take several deep breaths. If you can’t remove the mask, try to take several deep breaths and think about getting oxygen to your body so that it can support you during your emotional moment.
NOTE: This information has been spiritually received.