Monthly Archives: April 2011

How To Powerfully Boost Your Health Through Eastern Breathing Methods – Part 3 of 3

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So what way should we breathe ? Well, the proper way is complete breathing, it involves expanding both the belly and the lungs as you take each breath in; then letting the lungs deflate back into place and at the same time, pulling the belly in to its original starting position.

If you look at animals, children or babies asleep, you will quite often see their abdomen naturally move up and down in a similar fashion as they are breathing.

How to breathe properly – the full technique …

1) The first step is to breathe through your nose for everyday normal breathing. The tiny hairs in the nose help to trap and filter, dust, toxins and other airborne pollutants. Breathing through the nose also heats and moistens the air, so it is particularly useful in winter.

However, if you find you are overheating, it is best to temporarily breathe through your mouth to cool yourself down and regulate your temperature.

2) Up next is abdominal breathing. Between your lungs and the lower organs is the diaphragm. This piece of tissue can be stretched to increase the capacity and volume of air getting into your lungs. To do this you will need to swell out your belly as you breathe in. This sucks the diaphragm down, massaging your lower organs and allowing more air into you.

When you breathe out, pull the belly in. This will push the diaphragm back up into your lungs, helping them to squeeze out any waste and fluids, and will again massage the lower organs. Continue reading

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How To Powerfully Boost Your Health Through Eastern Breathing Methods – Part 2 of 3.

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Before we learn the complete breathing technique let’s examine some of its benefits …

(1) It increases the amount of oxygen and energy being delivered to your blood. By breathing correctly, you can add extra liters of air with every inhalation. This enhances and refreshes every single part of you. Your organs, tissues and muscles will have more power and ability to do their jobs.

(2) Your mind, which requires the most oxygen of all organs, will feel more awake, alert and calm. This allows you more control of your emotions. You will have more power and awareness to be in charge of them, rather than them leading you.

With all that extra oxygen flooding your brain you should find that your mood is generally more happy and uplifted too.

Also you will find that your concentration, memory and thought processing will all become more sharp and heightened.

(3) Your immune system will have access to a full reserve of energy. And when the body is threatened by bugs, it will easily have enough power to be able to make all the white cells it requires. White cells are the bodies defenders and when it has enough energy to create a big army of them, you will be much more successfully defended against any bacteria, colds or flu. Continue reading

Break Free …

“As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a rope tied to their legs. it was obvious that the elephant could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not.

My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

‘Well,’ he said, ‘when they are very young and much smaller we used the same size rope to tie them and at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.’ My friend was amazed.

These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were. The powerful and gigantic creature has limited its present abilities by the limitations of its past.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life holding onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? How many of us refuse to attempt something new and challenging because of our so called MINDSET?

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt…

CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.”

Author ~ Unknown.

(I found that great little story while browsing on the Internet; I could not establish who the original writer is, so if you know then please leave the answer in the comments below, as I would like to give them full credit for their wise words.)

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How To Powerfully Boost Your Health Through Eastern Breathing Methods – Part 1 of 3

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In my last blog I spoke to you about how essential it is to maximize your energy to keep all your organs functioning at their highest levels. This will produce the optimum in physical, mental and emotional well being.

It also empowers your body to carry out the necessary functions, repairs and maintenance which will help prevent many ailments or any weaknesses that can allow disease to occur.

There are many methods used in the East to cultivate and gather energy in the body. In this blog update, we will focus on just one of them, the use of Eastern style breathing techniques. Breathing is free and when performed correctly can produce great improvements to your overall health.

Unlike our current Western habit of shallow and unproductive breathing, these Eastern techniques will strengthen our lungs and train us to breathe in a much more beneficial, energy enhancing and healthy way.

In the West, unnatural shallow breathing has come about from several different reasons…

(1) We are spending more and more time inside; working at desks in our homes and offices, playing computer games, watching television or using the internet.

 

Often is the case, that these practices damage our posture. They cause us to slouch or lean over desks or keyboards, cramping and squashing our lungs up, preventing them from opening fully, and inhaling and exhaling properly. Continue reading