Immune system function
– Increases vital energy, so the body has more energy to put towards its constant process of selfhealing and detoxifying.
– Lessens stress responses by regulating the nervous system that staves off the diverting of energy from healthy immune system function.
– Accelerates the regeneration of tissues by allowing the regenerative systems of the body to heal/regenerate instead of fight off invaders.
– Speeds recovery from trauma and disease.
– Partially compensates for inherited limitations and genetic weaknesses.
The respiratory system
– Dramatically aids in relief of many long-term respiratory difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis, and COPD.
– Reduces chest pains due to tight muscles; thus, tension causing the anxiety of “heart attack potential” is reduced.
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– Opens the chest to make breathing easier and fuller, which facilitates the strengthening of the life force, emotional stability, and mental clarity to feel more energetic.
– Maintains body balance, which supports ease of breathing, including proper CO2 elimination.
– Improves blood circulation and relieves congestion.
– Increases the flow of oxygen to oxygen-loving organs such as the brain and eyes.
– Eases the strain on the heart by increasing oxygen to the heart.
The nervous system
– Calms a chronic “fight-or-flight” anxiety state by reversing the breathing patterns which began at the time of the original trauma.
– Healthfully stimulates the nervous system where fatigue is present.
– Depending on the technique used, healthy breathing can balance brain hemispheres.
The digestive system
– Proper diaphragmatic action acts as a pump to massage the internal organs, significantly aiding their function.
– Calms the emotions which directly affect the parasympathetic nervous system of rest, digestion, and healing.
The urinary system
– Helps eliminate excess fluids through the breath.
– Reduces swelling of the body (edema).
– Decreases stress on the organs of elimination, thus helping the body naturally cleanse.
The lymphatic system
– Increases depth and continuity of lymphatic fluid circulation.
– Helps speed recovery from major illnesses.
– Upper body strength is directly affected by proper breathing.
– Feeling better and more present in your body naturally leads to a greater desire to exercise for health and enjoyment.
– Improves coordination and grace via greater relaxation and self-awareness.
– Releases and reduces the muscular tension that eventually may cause structural problems.
– Helps increase flexibility and strength of joints; when you breathe easier, you move easier.
– Reduces wrinkles due to improved circulation and blood oxygen flow.
– Results in radiant skin at any age.
– Replaces energy lost during the natural process of growth and aging.
– Improves the power of mental concentration and observation.
– Lower stress levels lead to higher productivity, greater learning capacity, and better decisionmaking.
– Increases feelings of safety, nurturing, and self-acceptance.
– Produces profound relaxation and inner peace.
– Reverses the effects of stress related to self-defeating habits and tendencies, including childhood traumas, religious programming, and cultural conditioning.
– Strengthens coping skills.
– Enhances sense of self and inner power.
– Produces heightened self-awareness and self-love which leads to a healthier life.
– Deepens meditation or spiritual connection.
– Heightens intuition.
– Balances subtle energy systems affecting all the bodies: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
– Enhances creativity.
– Relaxation, self-love, and self-acceptance lead to greater compassion for others.
– Helps clarify and strengthen boundaries and take responsibility for their role in relationships.
– Increases awareness and management of subtle energies within and around you and others.
– Regulates the intensity of orgasm
– Higher relaxation levels and self-love lead to more compatible partner choices.
As we aren’t aware of the tremendous benefits that breathing can give us, we may not be aware of our poor breathing patterns. What should our breathing look like? I always like to think of my breathing like when I was a child playing and running around free. I visualize the joy and happiness in and surrounding me. These memories take me back right to that feeling state, and I can feel my breathing. The breathing was very free and very effortless. That is the type of breathing we’re searching for and what we want to use throughout our days.