Monday, August 1, 2011

Instant feel better: the breathing exercise

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Most people don’t know how to breathe. Say what? Most people don’t know how to breathe! It’s shocking really as oxygen is the single most important element for good health.

Let’s take a closer look. The foundation of health is a healthy bloodstream, the system that transports nutrients and oxygen to the cells in your body. Breathing controls the oxygenation of the cells and also the flow of lymph fluid; the body’s sewage system.

The cells take oxygen and nutrients they need and dumps the toxins. Dead cells, blood proteins, and other toxic material are removed by the lymph system. And the lymph system is activated by deep breathing.

It’s the reason that health systems like yoga are so focused on healthy breathing. There’s nothing like it to clean your body. It also plays a major role in causing cells to become cancerous.

So here’s what you do:

Inhale/breathe in for 7 seconds
Hold your breath for 28 seconds
Breathe out slowly for 14 seconds

Repeat 10 times each session.

See the ratio? It’s 1 – 4 – 2.

Start breathing in through your nose from deep in your abdomen. But never strain yourself. See how many seconds you can build up to by slowly developing your lung capacity.

There is no food or vitamin pill in the world that can do for you what healthy breathing can do!

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