You may know, partially because I talk about Breathing a lot, that your regular breathing pattern is not efficent. In fact, when you breathe, you’re probbaly doing it wrong.
Improper breathing can negatively affect your sleep, mood, digestion, heart, nervous system, muscles, and brain.
Most of us breathe in a way that leaves a lot of room for improvement. Some examples would be over-breathing, holding our breath and/or shallow breathing. These breathing patterns are very stressful for the body and lead to a shortage of oxygen and energy.
Negatives affects of poor breathing:
The nervous system becomes unbalanced – The breath is very important in maintaining a balanced body because each breath has an immediate effect on the nervous system.
The airways get tighter – Which makes it harder for the air to make its way to and from the lungs. To compensate, we have to work harder and breathe faster to get the same work done.
The blood vessels constrict – Which can lead to higher blood pressure and which in turn makes the heart work harder.
Less energy is produced – Bad breathing lessens the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to the cells. The cells get stressed and has to prioritize survival instead of development.
Each and every single one of the processes in the body are dependent on oxygen. Some of our most work intensive organs are:
The brain – Uses 20% of the oxygen we consume. When there’s a shortage of oxygen the brain will work slower and since the brain regulates a lot of other functions in the body these are also affected.
The heart – Constantly active and beating about 100.000 times in a single day the heart is a huge consumer of oxygen and shortage in supply means the heart can’t pump out blood as effectively. This leads to bad circulation and the result can be cold hands and feet.
The muscles – Oxygen shortage has a negative effect on stamina as the muscles go stiff, tense and tired faster.
Much of my Healing and energy work consists of breathing exercises, during or after each practice, or Activation.
Here are a couple of good Breathing Techniques:
This breathing exercise is something you can do any time or place to give you a quick energy boost.
Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Then inhale deeply through your nose for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and exhale through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat for a total of four breaths.
Repeat this simple exercise whenever you need a quick pick me up. Works better than coffee
Here is a powerful breath exercise that you can do anywhere to wake you up, raise your vibe and rid unwanted energy suckers or psychic vampires.
I’d like you to get comfortable, some where private.
Now, take a huge breath, all the way down to your belly as much as you can take in, though your nose. Hold that for 3 seconds in your belly.
Now, push it out through your nose so all the air is out of your lungs. Hold for 3 seconds again.
Repeat this breath three times.
Now, take three deep mouth breaths and exhale through your mouth very quickly until no air is left in lungs. As you are doing the exhale visualize everything unwanted being pushed off you with a force!
There is no need to hold the breath this time, just in and out through your mouth quickly.
After last breath, stand up and shake the energy out of your hands like you’ve just washed your hands and don’t have a towel. If you feel dizzy, sit down
and breathe slowly, deep nose breaths.
After you’ve done this, drink a glass of water. Important.
Do this whenever you feel tired, sluggish, "not yourself" or for Empaths after being in a crowd or around negative people
If you get too hot, sometimes the top of my head gets really hot and vibratey, place your thumb or finger over your right nostril and breathe through the left continuously and with medium force.
This activates the Lunar channel (Ida) and will immediately cool your heat. If you get too cold, cover your left nostril, breathe in a similar fashion and you will warm up. This activating your Solar channel (Pingala).