We have been programmed to believe that nothing as simple and easy as breathing could possibly make that much of a difference.
There are many benefits to better breathing. The most significant ones are the ones you get while sleeping. How you breathe during the day will guide the way you breathe while sleeping or resting. Be mindful of this as there are many unhealthy breathing exercises being taught.
Optimal Breathing can become a wonderful tool, helping you to relax and reduce stress, improve your skin tone, sleep better, as well as losing inches and weight. You look better, feel more rested, get more done and have more fun.
RELEARNING TO BREATHE
Many have been breathing incorrectly for so long that they are not aware of how to breathe to receive easy and maximum benefits from each breath. Once you re-learn how to breathe correctly you can use the breath when it is most needed. Many of you are aware that you normally take shallow, minimal breaths, just barely enough to survive. When you learn to breathe correctly you will find that you are feeding every cell in your body the fuel it needs most, not only to survive, but to flourish as well. By saturating your body with oxygen and keeping your nervous system in balance you are giving it what it needs to operate at its maximum potential.
We are each born with billions of brain cells, and when we deprive them of oxygen, they will react as if starving and will not give you the performance they are capable of giving. Both active and passive aerobic breathing involves deeper breaths but those deeper breaths need to be in balance. With poorly balanced you have an oxygen cost of breathing that negates many benefits and can actually create breathing blocks. Properly balanced breathing allows the oxygen to saturate the blood stream and circulate to feed every cell in your body, muscles, brain, organs, and skin, and at the same time is allowing your metabolism to burn fat and tone your muscles.
"How can you lose weight with just breathing?" Because of my training and experience it is the most logical thing I can think of. In simple terms, aerobic means to get enough oxygen into the bloodstream to burn fat and calories. We have again been programmed to believe that aerobic means running around a room and jumping up and down.
If you jump up and down, or walk or run long enough, at least 20 minutes, you will breathe hard enough to get more oxygen flowing into your bloodstream. If you add an oxygen concentrator you will magnify those benefits by many times
What we often do with Breathing Exercise #2 is FOCUS TOTALLY ON THE BREATH. We concentrate the oxygen flow so that the body begins the aerobic process of flooding the bloodstream with oxygen in a few minutes so the results are dramatically improved. At the same time we have the option of flexing or stretching the muscles we wish to target for inch loss, or toning to draw the oxygen to that point like a magnet. The oxygen will rush to the point of stress to heal, thus toning and firming those muscles. Add an oxygen concentrator to that and you super-oxygenate your cells. Ever notice that people on oxygen bottles are mostly thin?
EMOTIONAL WELL BEING
Breathing correctly can bring on a state of elevated emotions. One reason for this is the endorphin high that runners speak of. It is the same high that you get when you do Breathing Exercise #2. You are releasing these endorphins into the brain and body-mind. I have seen some of the most remarkable changes in people from those suffering with severe panic attacks to others suffering from migraine headaches. It has been called life changing by many, and I am one of those who can personally attest to the powerful benefits that can accompany flooding your body with oxygen by doing just a few of the simple breathing exercises daily.
The majority of toxin elimination from your body should be through breathing. When we allow our bodies to accumulate toxins we are inviting illness and disease. Medical testing has proven again and again that the missing link in those with Cancer and other serious diseases is simply oxygen. So why is it that something that so neglected is so simple to do? Something that requires no other tool other than our own bodies? Other benefits of optimal aerobic breathing are the reduction of water retention and changes in your skin that may cause those who know you to tell you you are looking more healthy or even "radiant". Much of this is due to more efficient elimination of toxins and waste.
Do you find yourself holding your breath? You may not think so now but reflect on it later and you may discover that you really DO hold your breath a lot more than you realized.
I recommend you incorporate our Optimal Breathing system into your daily routine. Walking, standing in line, sitting at your computer, you will be impressed and amazed at the power you have right there within your own body. The power to breathe your way to a healthier and happier life. See our basic breathing development program
Most people only use about twenty percent of their lung capacity. Have you taken our breathing tests yet?