It seems like a very simplistic advise but breathing can actually help a lot of conditions, not just lung problems. Breathing, before anything else, is much more than the intake of oxygen or the release of carbon dioxide. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed that during the process of breathing, your brain actually scans what’s going on in the rest of the body. When a person breathes in a shallow manner, then they’re not able to fully scan their body. When that happens, the central computer (our brains) cannot do it’s job of coordinating what goes on in the rest of the body. Such is the interconnectedness of the mind and body that the concept that each part of the body functions independently is crap, for the lack of a better word. Breathing is very important. Unfortunately, we often take this for granted. We sometimes focus too much on diet or hydration, to the detriment of learning proper breathing techniques. Although we may last for weeks without food or a few days without water, there’s only a few precious minutes that we can survive without (breathing) air. It’s important to take deep, diaphragmatic breaths (similar to that of a baby’s). Benefits include lowered stress levels, better sleep, and overall better health. Now, take some deep breaths ……
- Getting in Touch With Your Breath (teachstreet.com)
- Diaphragmatic Breathing (clearstaichi.com)
Comments on: "Just Breathe…." (1)
How true Joel. I do breathing meditation every day and can’t imagine that once upon a time I did not do this. I wear a bracelet to remind me to check my breathing throughout the day, to drop it down to the diaphram. It may one reason my blood pressure is excellent. Hey, good to find you and I left a message at the SF office to have a consult. Talk to you soon!