Develop slow breathing habit

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Oxygen is one of the best vaccine for cancer. It’s free and leaves zero waste. In her book Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly, Judith Kravitz writes: “Oxygen may be the most important anti-carcinogen known to man. Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Otto Warburg showed that cancer cells live in anaerobic conditions where cells are getting little or no oxygen. A biodynamic approach to cancer treatment is developing a habit of full, diaphragmatic breathing and utilizing the area of the lungs with highest oxygen exchange.”

The average person uses only 15% of lung capacity, with shallow chest breathing. However the lungs can expand and hold much more when the diaphragm muscles are engaged. Belly or abdominal breathing uses the diaphragm to bring air to the lower lungs where oxygen exchange is the most efficient. This has a wide range of beneficial effects for the body and mind. Heart rate slows down, muscles are relaxed, blood pressure is decreased, and the mind becomes quiet.

Try these yoga breathing exercises

Ujjayi pranayama (victorious breath) is the primary breathing technique used throughout most styles of yoga. This focused breath generates body heat and preps the muscles for stretching. The friction of the air gives the internal organs a massage from the inside out. Breath should be smooth and even throughout the practice, and can be directed to tight areas of the body to release tension.

ujjayiDirections: Close the eyes. Root down the tailbone, and reach the crown of the head up. Relax the inner eye muscle and tongue. Close the mouth and slightly constrict the back of the throat. Inhale and exhale through the nose. It may sound like Darth Vadar. Deepen the breath. The blood slows, the back of the brain expands, and forehead spreads wide. The mind is calm.

Alternate nostril breathing is a yoga breathing exercise that activates the whole brain. Equal amounts of oxygen are delivered to both hemispheres of the brain. The left nostril is linked to the “feeling” side and the right nostril is connected to the “thinking” side.

alternate nostril breathingDirections: right thumb closes right nostril and inhale through left nostril. Close left nostril with right ring finger and release right thumb. Exhale through right nostril and inhale through right nostril. Close right nostril with thumb and release ring finger. Exhale through left and inhale through left. Close left nostril exhale right. Inhale right, exhale left. Inhale left, exhale right. Repeat.

Master Shioya says that the secret for health is his own unique breathing method.  This method involves breathing in until air fills the lungs, providing oxygen to the entire body, while thinking about the energy of the universe gathering around him and providing him with invigorating energy.  Masaru Emoto, Hidden Messages in Water