If I were in charge of the Education Departments in schools all over the world, I would make ‘breathing’ the very first thing I taught children from a very early age.
Just think about it for a moment, How long can you go without food? How long can you go without water? How long can you go without breathing?
So which one of these would you say was the most important?
Yet in our culture we are drowning in information of all sorts about food and water but nothing about breathing!
Breathing is a skill, it’s free and empowers the individual. Perhaps that’s why we never hear about it?
I am self taught, originally from books when I was 18 years old and still in high school. I found the ability to control my emotions through the use of my breath very liberating as you might imagine.
Unfortunately this level of self control and my inability to be intimidated by the headmistress (who had made me wait outside her office for forty five minutes… more than enough time to have practiced my square breathing techniques to control fear to the point of euphoria) I was considered to be “undermining the influence of the teaching staff” so I was expelled from school on those grounds.
Since understanding the power of breath from an early age and exploring many different ways it may be used to empower anything I choose to learn, execute or discover within myself and within the world around me. I am a student of the mysteries in all their forms and I believe there is perhaps nothing more mysterious than the power of the breath when used with absolute intent.
I have studied the connected breath (Rebirthing) that allows you to plug your emotions back into the past to discover the old beliefs held in your deep emotional memory. The ones that keep sabotaging you in the present.
I have learned the power of breath in relationship to martial arts, while studying Tai Chi.
Esoteric healing sound and choral singing are equally as dependant on my ability to control my breath.
Breathing is the essence when I practice yoga or any physical exercise system.
In fact I cannot think of a single thing in my life that has not benefited from my original understanding about the breath.
The deep powerful breath that travels compressed down the back of your throat, is now commonly called ‘The Wijaya Breath”.
When you breathe compressed air down the back of your throat you give yourself access to a much greater lung capacity. When you breathe down the front of your throat you take in small short breaths that do not allow you access to more oxygen for the brain.
I am a body alchemist as much as I am anything else and breath is the most powerful of all the tools in this discipline. The way we breathe influences the amount of oxygen in our blood which qualifies our ability to think and act with precision and purpose. When the blood becomes deoxygenated the body, in an effort to bring more oxygen to the brain responds with the condition known as ‘blood pressure’.
In fact to breathe with power from an early age is a gift beyond price. Let me know if you are interested in learning how to create a new experience of your life on every level by learning how to breathe with intent and purpose. Become your own healing agent, save money on medicine and prescription drugs… breathing is free!
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