Health Benefits of Optimal Breathing
Steady energy throughout the day
Great positive mood(s)
Freedom to breathe deeply and easily
Waking up clear headed and refreshed
A Clear mind and good memory
A strong vocal expression.
Health Benefits of Optimal Breathing
Our very lives begin and end with the breath. Between the two sacred
moments of birth and death, most of us will take countless breaths and
rarely give it a moment's notice.
Scientists have observed that wild animals instinctively know how to
"shake off" the high stress of life-threatening situations and return to
a relaxed state where they are alert and aware without sacrificing their
health and survival needs. They are still able to stay healthy, breath
properly, procreate, eat and socialize. This ability to maintain balance
is an inborn trait. While humans have the same instinct within, our
modern lifestyles, which include unnatural living conditions, high
stress, environmental pollutants, dishonoring social conditioning and
poor food quality usually serve to keep us out of touch with our natural
ability to maintain proper equilibrium. We do manage to procreate,
socialize, eat and survive but for many people, our lives are not
realized at a satisfying level and recurring health and emotional issues
constantly hinder our quality of life. Traumas, including subtle
prolonged emotional neglect, violent abuse or physical injury can
separate us from our instinctive selves for years. Usually, the breath
is the first physiological response to be affected by trauma. The change
in breathing patterns is rarely noticed, especially when the trauma
begins at a young age, yet the resulting effects on body, mind, emotions
and spirit are ultimately profound.
Here are just a few of the ways healthy breathing affects our lives:
IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTION
- Increases vital energy so the body has more energy to put towards
it's constant process of self-healing and detoxifying
- Lessens stress responses by regulating the nervous system that staves
off diverting energy from healthy immune system function.
- Accelerating 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 limitation and genetic weaknesses
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Dramatically aids in relief of many long term respiratory
difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD
Reduces chest pains due to tight muscles thus the tension causing
anxiety of "heart attack potential" is reduced
Opens up the chest to make breathing easier and fuller which
facilitates 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 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 "fright 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
Depending on the technique used, healthy breathing can balance
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.
Helps eliminate excess fluids through the breath
Reduces swelling of the body (edema)
Decreases stress on organs of elimination, thus helping the body
to naturally cleanse and tonify
THE LYMPHATICS SYSTEM
Increases depth and continuity of lymphatic fluid circulation
Helps speed recovery after 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
Releases and reduces 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
Results in radiant skin at any age
Replaces energy lost during the natural process of growth and
Improves power of mental concentration and observation
Lower stress levels lead to higher productivity, greater learning
capacity, better decision making
Increases feelings of safety, nurturing and self-acceptance
Produces profound relaxation and inner peace (think: grace under
pressure and courage under fire)
Reverses effects of stress related to self-defeating habits and
tendencies, including childhood traumas, religious programming and
Strengthens coping skills
Enhances sense of self and inner power
Produces heightened self-awareness and self-love which leads to
Deepens meditation or spiritual connection
Balances subtle energy systems affecting all the bodies:
physical, emotional, mental, spiritual
Relaxation, self-love and self-acceptance leads 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 intensity of orgasm
Higher relaxation levels and self-love lead to more compatible
Re-learning to breathe the way nature intended from the beginning is a
significant portion of anyone's overall holistic wellness program.
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breathing techniques facilitated by Optimal Breathing Practitionerstm
often bring on immediate, dramatic results. Continued practice serves to
strengthen and build upon your foundation. Re-learning to breathe the
way nature intended from the beginning is a significant portion of
anyone's overall holistic wellness program.
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?Your breathing will be stronger, smoother, bigger, greater, deeper,
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headed, relaxed, and energetic.
Breathing really is a metaphor for life"
....Mike White, Optimal Breathingtm
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New Age Applications of using the
breath as a vehicle to:
1.Remove painful, energy-depleting effects
of fear, including those
related to the fear of death, disease, the body, foods, parents and
people, lack of abundance, impoverishment, phobias, environmental
the future and the past, unstable economic trends, political unrest,
2. Neutralize pain from current hurt, disappointment or anger resulting
past emotional trauma or negative experiences in life.
3. Cleanse energy-depleting fearful elements,
including our original separation from Spirit or Higher Self.
4. Improve the possibility that karmic issues no longer need to be
pain and suffering, but through creativity and joy.
5. Reduce or remove, due to improved adrenal function, allergies and
intolerances to foods, chemical substances,
pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants, radiation, medical drugs,
pharmaceutical by-products, etc.
6. Undo the root causes of some chronic illness, including cancer, heart
disease, MS, diabetes, arthritis, brain disorders, depression, etc.
7. Remove any self perpetuating obstacles to fulfilling your desires,
such as selling a house, getting a dream job (provided this is in your
highest interest) or enhancing your gifts and spiritual development.
8. Eliminate or minimize many difficulties or barriers in life.
9.Allow you to let go of resistance ? the root cause of much pain and
suffering in life.
10.Safeguard businesses, corporations, organizations, governments,
countries, etc. from potentially harmful influences.
Note from Mike:
Although the above 1-10 is quite a mouthful, anecdotal evidence supports
it. It can not be replicated but it DOES happen, and often enough to at
least allude to the possibility. Probability??NO. Possibility above
average to allude to a significant cause effect relationship? YEP!!
Sadly, hyperbole is too often included so this "new age" movement
suffers when its proponents become too willing to add "poetic license"
and not label it as such.
More simply stated by Danielle Rose, MD. It provides space in the
body and autonomic nervous system to allow a better balance between
parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as release of pent up energies
from past trauma and stress that bind up the communication between body
From Candace Pert
Mind doesn't dominate body; it becomes body.
Body and mind are one. I see the process of communication we have
demonstrated, the flow of information throughout the whole organism, as
evidence that the body is the actual outward manifestation, in physical
space of the mind. Bodymind. At this molecular level there really was no
distinction between the mind and the body.
The peptide-respiratory link is well
documented: Virtually any peptide found anywhere else can be found in the
respiratory center. This peptide substrate may provide the scientific
rationale for the powerful healing effects of consciously controlled
Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert
From Dr. Erik Peper
Dr. Erik Peper of San Francisco State College has discovered that the most
effective way for people to learn to breathe better is through modeling of the
action by a skilled therapist or coach (11). In the foreword (8), Chandra
Patel, M.D. of the University College London states that "the two
components subjects feel they have benefited from most, and that they are
willing to continue using, are awareness of stress and breathing exercises.
Human nature makes it unlikely that most people, except those strongly
motivated, will comply with a time consuming practice in the long term."
Additional benefits: Results and
is the FIRST place not the LAST place one should
investigate when any disordered energy presents itself."
Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD Ph.D., The Oxygen Breakthrough
"He who breathes most
air lives most life."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Mike's Optimal Breathing teachings should be incorporated into
the physical exam taught in medical schools as well as other allied physical and mental health programs, particularly
education, and speech, physical, and respiratory therapy."
Dr. Danielle Rose, MD, NMD, SEP