The very first thing we do when we are born, is that we inhale. This is our first act and also our last act. All masters have at length deliberated on the subject. But we need to be wakeful and mindful about our breathing patterns and style.
We take our first breath. From then on, for every minute of our lives, we breathe. We take this miraculous ability for granted most of the time, because our body’s autonomous system does the job so masterfully – and yet, we can control the breath and in so doing change our state of being.
There are four sources of energy which sustains us. Namely food, breath, rest and a calm and meditative state of mind.
There are many benefits to conscious breathing – or the ability to observe the breath, not necessarily control it.
1. Physically, we can be aware of how our breathing brings life-giving oxygen to our organs. To generate awareness, we should simply notice as to what our breath is doing: as we inhale, we should feel the expansion of the diaphragm. Incoming breath energizes the body and the outgoing breath relaxes the body. We should become aware of this fact. This should be indelibly etched in our minds.
To stimulate the body’s relaxation response, we need to focus on a long, deep Ujjayi breaths( breath of victory). Here we feel the sensation in our throat region. Ujjayi breaths help in elongating the breath, also helps in the practice of Yoga and expels negativity from the system.
To energize ourselves , we should take deep breaths to empty your lungs of carbon dioxide and induct additional oxygen into the bloodstream. Infact we humans barely use thirty percent of our lung capacity. By mindful
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