In today’s world, the breath is something that is often taken for granted. We are not taught anywhere the powerful benefits of breathing deeply and taking control of our breath. We’ve been doing it since we came out of the womb and many people fail to recognize the importance of this simple activity. Because of this, the breath has become shallow and insignificant for the average person. Our breath has shortened and because of this our entire existence has become confined. Our organs are not receiving the proper nutrients necessary because we aren’t inhaling to our greatest capacity. The beauty of this is that you can start inhaling and exhaling more deeply right now!
The breath is life force. Through the breath we connect the mind, body and spirit. Has it ever occurred to you why most people tell you to take a deep breath when you are upset? This is because it is directly linked to our nervous system and has complete capacity to literally calm us down. It is also scientifically proven to increase our awareness and improve circulation. The breath is a powerful force that controls just about everything in our lives. The more disconnected we are from our breath, the less alive we feel. Spiritually speaking, when we take ownership of our breath, we are taking ownership of our life. Begin to control, direct and harmonize your breath, and you will collapse back into your true nature.
“when you own your breath,
nobody can steal your peace.”
Deep breathing provides the body with more oxygen which leads to more energy. It also detoxifies and releases toxins. The number of benefits are truly endless.
Here’s a quick and easy breathing exercise:
As you inhale, lengthen the spine, slightly engage the core
When your lungs are completely full, hold this breath for 5 seconds
Slowly exhale fully for 5 seconds, relax your shoulders then hold for 3 seconds empty
Repeat this cycle for a few minutes a day. Watch the relationship you have with your breath transform.