“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” ? Thich Nhat Hanh
We tend to take breathing for granted. However, the way we do it can affect our health and lifestyle…
- Many people believe that deep breathing oxygenates the body. Actually, oxygen only has a small part to play; it is more about carbon dioxide (CO2).
- The balance of CO2 in the body can be affected by breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. Holding your breath will help to counter this, by increasing the CO2 and re-balancing the acidity level in your body.
- As the frequency of your breathing increases, your body will become more acidic and you will feel more hungry.
- The filtration system in your nose has four stages. Three of these are missed when you breathe through your mouth, leading to the development of ailments such as sore throats, ear infections and tonsillitis.
- The exercise that you take should never be so intense that you can’t keep your mouth closed.
- Over a long period of time, breathing through the mouth can result in the jaw shrinking and teeth becoming crooked, e.g. after a brace has been removed.
- In the majority of cases, children with a lisp when they talk have breathing through the mouth as its cause.
- Breathing through the mouth shrinks the bladder and often causes the feeling of needing the toilet during the night.
- The symptoms of chronic diseases can be substantially reduced, or completely eliminated, by correcting your breathing (reducing hyperventilation).
- A breathing programme and different external factors can help asthma sufferers. There is the potential, in fact, of living the rest of your life free of steroids and inhalers!
The life span of the animal depends on the number of breathe they breathing per minute. For example, a tortoise breath once in three minute, its life span is around 300 years, a rabbit breath 45 times in a minute, it lives up to fifteen years, Like this the breathing rate of the living species decides its life span, By reducing the number of breathing one can extend healthy life, this one can achieve only by regular practise of breathing exercise
During normal breathing we are using only half of the lungs for breathing, this one can easily understand by taking a deep breath.
During the practise of breathing method we are using at least Eighty percent of our lungs. As utilisation of lungs more the pure oxygen entering to blood immediately increases, so the each blood cell increases their efficiency, so the whole body get benefitted. Normally our thoughts and breathing have direct relations, when we are angry or restless, the number of breathing per minute is increases rapidly, this every one is experiencing in day today life. By controlling the breathing one can control the emotions and unnecessary thoughts.
Professor Buteyko developed a simple way to measure the breathing that can be done by nearly anyone, anywhere and at anytime. To accurately measure lung ventilation with conventional equipment is a laborious and extremely complex task. Any form of resistance, like a breathing tube to the apparatus for example, will distort the measurement and have an influence over the breathing, which is supposed to be measured without interference.
Professor Buteyko developed a better and easier system, that is a more indicative and precise measure of overall health, than any other test known to medical science.
Professor Buteyko developed what is called the Control Pause, and it only takes a few minutes, and the only equipment you need is a watch with a second’s hand. The idea is based on the fact that our breathing is driven by the Respiratory Centre, located in the Medulla Oblongata part of the brain; which provides the involuntary stimulus to breathe, due to its sensitivity to carbon dioxide.
By measuring the time it takes for it to respond to the accumulation of carbon dioxide, (due to a breath hold), will tell us the amount a person ventilates on average per minute.
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