Everybody breathes. We are born, in most cases, with the capacity to breathe in ways that nourish our bodies and minds. When we are breathing well, breath enters the body with almost no manipulation or control on our part. Then, as breathing moves unrestricted, breath and …
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Watch this Cheetah movement in slow motion produced by National Geographic. It is a perfect example of how to move with ease, power, grace and determination. Watch how the cheetah never varies it eyes from the prey, balances its forward trajectory with its tail and how gingerly it places it paws…
Entry into a relationship with one’s breath and how the body responds to the changing pressures of the flow of air is an essential component of staying healthy. giving ourselves the best chance to live fully. The importance of breathing cannot be overstated. The human body’s top priority for nourishment is breath
Well, it’s interesting about what the other things that drive breathing is the ratio between carbon dioxide and oxygen in the system. Then most of the time we think about the oxygen as a nutrient and carbon dioxide is the waste gas. And actually the truth of that is carbon dioxide regulates the distribution of oxygen in our bodies. So when I talked about hyperventilating, the reason we faint is because the carbon levels get so low because we’re blowing it out all the time that the oxygen distribution to the brain slows down…
Frequent sighing and yawning, at the most basic level, is an indication of a body that is under extreme stress and oxygen deprived. Stress that is inducing a person to feel overwhelmed, tired and breathless…
When we live is this dynamic of “right and wrong” it effects our breathing as if how we breathe is either right or wrong. This kind of pressure whether from the outside or the inside causes our breathing to become tight, shallow and lacks the feeling of nourishment needed for healthy restorative breathing. Our attitudes are reflected in our breathing patterns…
Equally important is how conscious nose breathing triggers the Rest and Settle response of the parasympathetic aspect of the nervous system. This Rest and Settle response is the opposite of the activation of the Fight and Flight response when we mouth breathe and when our minds and imagination of possible future fears are running the show….
Ultimately, both physically and psychically, metabolism is controlled
by the same Force that creates life; It is beyond human agency. We
could say that it is the sum total of all Self-regulating processes which
belong to human survival and growth. Since all experience happens…
What we call “health” is dependent upon our knowing when we are
operating from the felt flow of the’ Perfection of What Is’ and when
our thoughts, feelings, actions are motivated by our need to change
what we can not accept or tolerate. That ‘need to change’ anyone or
any experience will register in the body and psyche as distress…
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