Benefits of Breathing

As stated in one of our posts on May 18, 2011 by Nathan, you can use breathing techniques to control or lower your stress levels and relax.  Check out Take a Breath and Relax.

Recently, my wife and I were in a class and the subject that day was none other than BREATHE.  It was a video produced by www.nooma.com followed by a discussion.

The short video hit the more typical breath exercise technique uses: relaxation, meditation, etc.  But, added some meaning behind breathing.  If you are a spiritual person, breath has the meaning of the Spirit of God.  If you are or are not necessarily spiritually minded, breathing exercises can be used to increase energy, used to focus your energy, used to remove negative thoughts, used to re-balance your nervous system, used to reduce bursts of adrenaline created energy or nervous energy, used to control anxiety, used to releasing muscle tensions, used for athletics, used for having a baby, used for singing, used for speaking, used for playing musical instruments, and not the least of benefits it is used to live.

There are many sources to learn breathing techniques:  yoga, meditation, guided imagery, progressive body scan, muscle relaxation, deep breathing, thought changes, visualization, rapid breathing, and many more.

Breathing can solve a lot of mental, spiritual, and physical maladies.

There are very helpful resources online or in print.

You can also find groups to join such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, prayer, etc.

Check out:

Helpguide

Breathing Exercises

Meditation

Hatha Yoga or Tai Chi

Nooma

Gary

About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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