It's Your Health - It's Your
Free Lessons On Breathing!
...And You Thought You Knew
Are you getting enough air?
Most adults breathe between 10 and 12 breaths per minute which actually over
taxes your exchange of air and is highly inefficient. The reasons behind this accelerated rate are likely
We breathe for 2 important reasons:
1) This is
how we supply our bodies and its various organs with oxygen which is vital for our
second function of breathing is this is a means to get rid of waste products and toxins from the body. (Our
resistance to disease is reduced, since oxygen is essential for healthy cells. This means we catch more colds and
develop other ailments more easily. Lack of sufficient oxygen to the cells is a major contributing factor in
cancer, heart disease and strokes.)
Breathing less frequently allows deeper breathing and a more efficient air
exchange in the lungs. You also breathe in fewer environmental
Let’s look at breathing and stress though.
Daily living in today’s world is chock full of stress sources – everything
from screaming alarm clock’s in the morning to angry bosses in the day and lousy cable service during American
As W Dyer has written, the word breath comes from the
word inspire or in-spirit. When we take in air – inspire – we are in spirit. Feeding our
Breathing helps to reduce pain and soften tension. Just focusing on the act of
breathing can help to shut out much of the daily stress of living and help to bring together the scattered
energies in your consciousness and unconscious.
Breathing is a life force – when you direct your breathing you’re also directing your
Breathe deeply and relax. 6-8 times a minute.
Practice breathing deeply, raising your shoulders with your inspiration and dropping your
shoulders as you exhale. Do this a few times and the feeling can be magnificent. Letting go of
Try these simple 5 steps to proper breathing.
1-Sit with your back against a wall
(cross your legs or not – they’re not breathing.)
2-Place your hands on your legs, palms
up and fully relax them. (Try squeezing a fist a couple of times and then relaxing your
3-With a straight back take a deep
breath through your nose hold for less than a second and slowly exhale through your mouth, keeping the tip of
your tongue pressed to the upper part of your mouth.
4-Exhale slowly through a count of
5-Repeat this 10
That’s it! This one lifestyle habit alone should ad years to your life and
make every day a whole lot easier!
Now go show someone else how to breathe properly!