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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Breathing exercises for improved energy and healing capacity. ~ By, Dr. Ben Kim

The more oxygen you have in your blood,
the greater your energy and healing capacity are.

One of the best ways of ensuring a high oxygenation
level is to routinely engage in breathing exercises.
You'll find countless such exercises with a simple
google search, all of which I'm sure are useful in
some degree.

The four breathing exercises that I routinely share
with others are as follows:

1.  Inhale for about two seconds, then exhale for as
long as you comfortably can through your mouth as though
you are steadily blowing out a bunch of candles. Repeat
for five cycles.

2.  Inhale for five seconds, hold your breath for 20
seconds, then exhale for ten seconds. Repeat for five
cycles.

3.  Inhale slowly as long as you comfortably can, then
exhale slowly as long as you comfortably can. Repeat for
five cycles.

4.  Inhale slowly as long as you comfortably can, counting
how many seconds this span is, then, when you stop inhaling,
hold your breath for the same number of seconds, then
exhale as long as you comfortably can. Repeat for five
cycles.

Always inhale through your nasal passageways.  You can
exhale through your nose or mouth.

Even adopting one of the above breathing exercises as
a part of your morning and evening routines can improve
your health through improved oxygenation and autonomic
nervous system tone.  As you increase parasympathetic
tone and decrease sympathetic nervous system output,
the many glands of your endocrine system will move toward
balanced output of hormones that regulate all of your
cellular activities.

If you don't already engage in breathing exercises on
a daily basis, I encourage you to create a visible
reminder to do so - perhaps a sticky note or two -
wherever you tend to be first thing in the morning and
in the evening.  You might also ask a friend or family
member to be your partner in reminding one another to
enjoy your breathing exercises twice daily.

Happy breathing!

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