Improper Chest breathing has been attributed to almost 80% of all new age health issues.
We can live without food for more than a month, without water for more than a week BUT without the Breath, we cease to exist…
Without proper breathing, we would cease to live outside the womb! YET, proper breathing is the biggest casualty.
9 out of 10 adults are compromised breathers; cause of 80% of all body-mind health ailments. In fact without proper breathing, an average adult begins to lose respiratory capacity – between 9% and 27% for every decade of life, leading to compromised living.
Why do people have compromised Breathing?
Some of the reasons for the flawed breathing can be attributed to the level of one’s stresses, moods & emotional state, environmental issues, body image, medical issues, body alignment, the posture and the flawed breathing techniques taught at various Yoga schools.
Breath and Health
Brain is known to consume 20% of the oxygen available in the body. If you are one of the 80% who are functioning at 30% of breathing capacity, your brain is not functioning fully either.
Proper Breathing serves as the pump for the lymphatic system, just as the Heart serves the circulatory system. Proper Breathing increases the rate of toxic elimination by as much as 15 times the normal pace.
As early as 1931 Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize in his work of what causes cells to become cancerous. “Cancer has only one prime cause. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of body cells by an anaerobic (lacking in oxygen) cell respiration.”
In fact, a University of Phoenix study revealed that breathing, when it goes below 10 cycles-a-minute, activates parasympathetic nervous system, which helps relax the body & the mind, heightens the awareness, concentration and optimises the functioning of all the internal organs including the nerve reflexes.