- Breathing is a natural right of every human being. At birth, a person inhales for the first time and exhales for the last time, moving to another state. The whole of human life takes place between these two actions. Usually a person breathes unconsciously, without thinking, taking the process as if it were taken for granted and without meaning. And unnecessarily. Because breathing is a huge force that changes a person’s quality of life depending on how he breathes.When the practice of conscious breathing becomes a daily part of human life, a particularly powerful tool is acquired that maintains health and opens up personal authenticity. Life is getting faster and faster. We lack time, we are in a constant hurry, we try to be the first, the best and this often requires energy, excellent health, the ability to listen, to communicate effectively, attention, concentration, awareness.
Each psychological, emotional, and physiological state has an appropriate breathing pattern or quality. As the condition changes, the pattern of breathing also changes. Conversely, when we change the pattern of breathing, we change the state. When we control our breathing, we control our behavior, thinking, feelings, emotions, reactions. Therefore, incomplete, shallow breathing is a major cause of many health disorders. Most adults use only 1/3 of their lung volume. Therefore, we can look at breathing as an untapped inner resource. Most people have no idea what a powerful tool they have!
Conscious breathing (or proper breathing) helps a person to be in touch with himself and his inner untapped potential. Breathing helps a person to go through inflammatory processes. It activates a person’s inner wisdom, generating authentic energy. Proper, full breathing helps the body restore its natural abilities. Breathing is especially suitable for people with asthma, anxiety, chronic fatigue, pain, insomnia, high or low blood pressure, working with overweight, headaches, depression, allergies or autoimmune diseases. In such cases, proper breathing can significantly improve health, soothe thoughts and feelings. But the most important thing is the practice of conscious breathing. We cannot change the old state if we apply the same methods, habits. We must first change our pattern of behavior and only then expect the internal state to change. conscious breathing is a powerful tool, by practicing it properly on a daily basis, we can develop proper breathing habits and learn to control our reactions, emotions, thoughts. Breathing is the basis of focused attention and awareness. Conscious combined breathing is used to transform and release feelings, thought patterns, patterns of behavior that cause stress and frustration.
AT THE PHYSICAL LEVEL- working with breathing improves oxygen uptake into cells, so the body removes toxins and reduces inflammatory processes much faster. Working with breathing regulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, resulting in improved sleep quality, memory, concentration, and energy levels.
ON AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL- working with breathing helps you feel safe when we are most vulnerable. Every aspect of our personality depends on the way we breathe and its quality. Therefore, the practice of conscious combined breathing improves not only the physical but also the emotional health of a person, replacing old patterns of thinking and behavior with new ones that help and improve the quality of life.
ON A SPIRITUAL LEVEL- working with breathing is a simple and universal way to connect with your spirituality and experience a sense of Oneness with the Universe, which helps you feel at peace and in silence with yourself and the environment, the world,and the Universe.
HOW TO BREATHE PROPERLY
In order to relax and perform breathing exercises correctly, it is first necessary to find a quiet and remote place where peace is not disturbed by a telephone, computer or television. When you find a quiet place, sit comfortably – your back must be straight, because only when sitting upright will you be able to take a deep breath. It is important to monitor your breathing: inhale and exhale through your nose, feel how the air fills your lungs.
- Take a deep breath and count to 6 – 8 in your mind, exhale deeply, count to 6 – 8 in your mind. Repeat the exercise 5 – 10 times.
- After the last deep exhalation, hold your breath (body and thoughts completely relaxed), count to 6 – 8 in your mind. Take a deep breath (count to 6-8). Repeat 3 times.
- After 3 “exhale-hold-inhale” cycles, exhale and inhale freely but deeply several times.
- After the last deep breath, hold your breath, only this time count to 10 – 12. Exhale deeply. Repeat the exercise 3 times.
- After 3 inhalation-hold-exhalation cycles, exhale and inhale freely at least 5 times.
If you want, do the entire breathing cycle two or three times in the order shown, or gradually return to normal breathing: relax your throat, but do not stop watching the air flow freely into and out of your lungs. After breathing this way for a few minutes, you will feel the energy flowing into your body, your thoughts will calm down and become clearer.