In modern society, many of us do not breathe properly - that is we 'shallow breathe' which can contribute to 50-70% of medical complaints. Taking proper deep breaths supplies the body with all of the oxygen that it needs to work at it's optimum rate
The mental benefits of breathing properly include improved concentration, better emotional control and a more positive outlook on life. Try doing the 'Three-Part Breath' every day for 10-15 minutes to help to enhance your mental stillness and physical energy
These days we are all in search of better health for ourselves and our families. To achieve this we tend to look towards improving our diets and exercise levels and other lifestyle changes, such as more relaxation time.
Whilst these factors are extremely important and relevant one of the simplest and most fundamental ways of improving both our mental and physical health is often overlooked! What is it?
It is the simple act of breathing - that is, breathing properly!
For thousands of years spiritual seekers, mystics and yogis have realized the spiritual, physical and mental benefits of the breath. Yet in modern day society many of us do not breath properly, that is we 'shallow breathe' - rather than breathing deeply into the belly we take smaller breaths, which reach the top of the chest only.
Taking proper deep breaths supplies us with all of the oxygen that our body needs to work at it's optimum rate. The out-breath helps the body rid itself of gaseous toxic waste ie carbon dioxide, which is a by-product of digestion. Research has shown that shallow breathing, instead of breathing properly, can contribute to 50-70% of medical complaints.
The physical benefits of proper breathing:
Try the following exercise for just 10-15 minutes each day and you will be amazed at both the mental stillness and physical energy you will feel!
The Three-Part Breath
You can do this at anytime and anywhere - just make sure you are comfortable, whether you are sitting or standing.
Take a deep breath into the abdomen through the nose, continue the inhalation until the abdomen expands out like a balloon