Most of us use 1/3 of our respiratory system and get only 25% of the oxygen we need for good health. The benefits of breathing properly are unbelievable.
That's why for the next few months, I want to go over different breath modalities and their benefits. Hopefully you will want to incorporate one of them into your daily life.
The only difference between your brain and Albert Einstein's brain is that his brain had larger blood vessels and therefore had more blood flow and oxygen going to his brain NATURALLY. However, we can increase blood flow and oxygenation to our brain through certain kinds of breath work.
Here is one breath exercise you can do:
Breath out all the air from your lungs in 3 stages...first from you chest area, diaphragm and then your belly, Then inhale from bottom up... into your belly, your diaphragm and into your chest. Then HOLD your breath for as long as you possibly can until you are desperate for...
Have you ever experienced neck pain or a stomachache right after a stressful day or bad news? Have you ever gotten sick right after holding it together through a stressful situation?
Everyday there is more scientific research showing the correlation between physical and emotional health. I have been using Louise Hay's book "You can heal your life" for 20 years; each time I am sick or in pain, I open up the back part of the book and look at the correlation between the mental cause of the physical dis-ease. And have to say that 85% of the time, it has been so accurate.
There is also the book by John E Sarno, who has helped thousands and thousands of people overcome their back, shoulder and other conditions--without or drugs, exercise, physical therapy or dangerous surgery. He explained that the root cause of most of his client's physical pain were emotional; how anxiety and repressed anger triggers muscle spasms and other...
From birth to 5 or 6 years of age, we don’t know how to process our emotions; we just feel them. Most of our parents didn’t know how to deal with us when we were sad, angry, frustrated, loud, throwing a tantrum, etc. Instead of holding space for us to feel our feelings, we learned to get rid of them asap. All these unprocessed emotions get stored in our bodies.
Each time we don’t process our feelings, it’s like adding a big rock to our imaginary backpack. Can you imagine how heavy that load gets year after year!!! It makes me exhausted just thinking about it and it feels like it can drown you. This is what makes your body ill, and your mind foggy foggy foggy!! Only a small portion of your brain becomes available to be present and clear.
In this blog, we will explore simple tools to process your emotions on a daily basis through living consciously and breathing through tough times.