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Breath, The Foundation Of Life

Did you know permanent brain damage begins after only 4 minutes without oxygen, and death can occur as soon as 4 to 6 minutes later?

Breath keeps us alive, but do most of us take it for granted?




HOW ARE YOU BREATHING NOW? SHALLOW OR DEEP?

To determine it:

Put your right hand on your belly and try to notice your hand movement. In case you do not feel any hand in&out movement, most probably, you are breathing shallowly from your upper chest.

Now try to deepen your breath. Move it down to the diaphragm following these steps;

  1. Inhale through the nose and feel the air passing through your nostrils up to the root of the nose, then feel your belly expand, your chest expand, and your collarbones slightly move up.

  2. On the exhale, the belly contracts, the chest contracts, collarbones slightly move down, and the air exit through the nose.

This type of breathing is called Deep breathing (Diaphragmatic or Yogic Breath).


SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

Many of you may have already heard of Pranayama, an ancient eastern practice of yogic breathing techniques. Pranayama is a method to extend and expand vital energy (Prana) through deliberate breath control. This method removes physical and emotional blocks and allows breath and prana to flow freely throughout the body.


WHAT SCIENCE SAYS

As of today, many studies and research have confirmed the incredible health benefits of breathing techniques. I will mention just a few;

  • reduces stress

  • promotes a state of calmness

  • increases your lungs capacity

  • lowers your heart rate & blood pressure

  • regulates your digestive processes

  • improves your core muscle stability

  • improves your endurance

  • strengthens your immunity

  • increases cognitive performance

  • expands awareness

Many people today are upper chest breathers, and most of them are not aware of it. Often, the cause of shallow, rapid breathing is stress and fast-paced life. But it is essential to know that even if your shallow breathing is not triggered by stress, it can activate the flight-and-fight response within you. It's when your brain sends signals to your body that you are in constant danger, thus unable to relax. Long-term shallow breathing it's unhealthy and can lead to chronic stress and stress-related illnesses.


Check your breath daily and breathe from your diaphragm to affect both body &mind positively.


We practice many different breathing techniques and meditations regularly in the kundalini workshops (live and online). To find out more, click on the button below.



SOME INTERESTING FACTS:

  • we eliminate 70% of toxins through our lungs by breathing

  • Our emotions impact how we breathe, and vice versa; how we breathe influences the emotions we experience. Therefore breathing techniques help you balance your emotions and calm your mind.

  • Breathing is the only autonomous system of the body that we are able control. It means your body owns it, but you consciously manage your breathing patterns by practicing specific breathing techniques.



ONLY 3 MIN OF CONSCIOUS BREATHING A DAY

CHANGES THE WAY YOU THINK AND FEEL.



I will elaborate breathing techniques and meditation separately on my blog, but they can perfectly complement each other. An effective meditation encompasses breathing technique, and each breathing technique includes focus and concentration, which are at the center of the meditation practice.


Would you like to improve your breathing, learn new powerful breathing techniques?

Contact me for a more profound experience that can positively impact your overall well-being.





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