Monday, August 31, 2009

Breathing and Stress

"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Excerpt below from Notes on the Spiritual Basis of Therapy - Dr John Diamond:
One of the first things that happens when we are confronted with any sort of stress is that we stop breathing. Yell "boo!" at someone and almost invariably he will jam his breath. His hemispheres become unbalanced, and his thymus and life energy are weakened. When this happens the stress becomes even more stressful.

Of course the ideal situation is to continue to breathe naturally in the face of stress. But this is difficult for most people. At least we can be aware of jamming our breath and then correct the situation whenever it occurs.

If we could keep our breath going all the time, we would rarely be sick. The resonance effect of radiation, long lines at the bank, politician's voices, etc., would not affect us. Our breath would keep us above all this. Breath is what keeps us healthy. When it falters, as it often does, that's when we start to get sick. That becomes the start of illness.

Do everything with coordinated breathing and you will strengthen your whole body. Your body will be resistant to stress and disease.
Learn the EFT constricted breathing technique.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Hey Good Sister Noreen,

I have been noticing Western exercise coaches putting more emphasis on breath lately as East and West are finally merging in consciousness. I was at Dr. Mercola's site yesterday researching help for a bowel obstruction a relative is suffering from and he had an article by a fitness master explaining the value of squats throughout the history of humanity and how we must breathe as we execute them. Exhale during the squat. Inhale on the return. He did not say so but I believe as the muscle fitness increases the breathing can deepen and produce further gains in strength without adding weights.

Love and Blessings X 10,

Ed