Breathing for Health
What are Breathing Techniques?
A clinical study by the National Institute of Aging Science News, proved that oxygen, wellness, and life-span are totally dependent on proper breathing. Improper breathing either worsens or causes more serious illness.
The Process of Breathing
The lungs have no muscle of their own. Lungs are like two loose empty sacks - they cannot draw air in on their own. The movement of the diaphragm draws air into and out of the body. The diaphragm is a large muscle that separates the rib cage and its organs from the abdominal cavity. The diaphragm works like a bellows. As the diaphragm moves down from the base of the ribs, air is drawn through the nostrils, through the trachea and bronchial tubes, and into the many small sacs linking the lungs. As air is drawn into the lungs, they fill and expand, expanding the rib cage, lifting the surface of the abdomen up. A more controlled and conscious movement of the diaphragm draws air more deeply into the lungs to extracted oxygen from the air and pass it into the blood stream.
Therapeutic Breath Work
Therapeutic Breath work is the use of controlled breathing exercises. It has a major effect on reducing stress and anxiety. Through the use of controlled breathing exercises, you can alleviate problems associated with depression, tension, and body temperature as well as relax and loosen your muscles.
There are many breathing exercises. The best ones either energize or slow down and calm the breathing, or both. What is optimal also increases breathing volume and therefore one's longevity. The following breathing exercises are designed to do ALL three functions: slowing, energizing and expanding.
Alternate Nostril -
- This technique produces optimum function to both sides of the brain and is one of the best techniques to calm the mind and the nervous system. This technique produces optimum function to both sides of the brain and is one of the best techniques to calm the mind and the nervous system.
Bellows Breath -
- This technique is great for charging up the body with energy.
Tongue Hissing -
- This purifies the blood, quenches thirst and appeases hunger. It also cools the body.
Six Healing Sounds -
- These techniques are made by making sounds while breathing out a specific word like SHOO, HAA, HOO, SSS, FOO, SHEE.
Three Part Breath -
- This technique oxygenates blood so that every organ in the body begins to function better. Deep breathing also calms the mind, which creates a sense of well being and leads to vibrant health.
Belly Breathing -
- This helps to slow down our breathing rate and enable us to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide more efficiently with each breath. It also helps to massage the internal organs.
Learning to control your breathing can bring many benefits. It can help enable you to influence the regulation of your heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, and digestion. You gain more control over exhalations, and focusing on each part of your breathing is a good way to learn how to breathe more deeply.
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