The Magic Of Breath

We do this activity everyday. Although we don't move our body we still doing this activity. Taking breath is important for our life. Imagine if we don't take a breath for a couple of minutes. There is a subject about this in my lesson. I also give this subject to my student. We still alive when we don't eat for a day, how if don't take a breath for a day. They all answer "we all going to die". This is just for small introduction about taking a breath.

Now I want to talk about "the magic of breath", this is the benefit by taking a breath. There is a secret by doing this simple activity. All activities we had done everyday often bring stress. Stress have big influence on our body and our health. The effect often negative.


If we get sore that never healed, the body felt uncomfortable, always bad dream or nightmare, often fight with others, the skin not fresh anymore, all that sign we may getting stress. This kind of this stress can be one of the most influence factor for unhappiness. This often happen to us with hard work, chasing by the deadline. there are many problem in life, bad relationship, broken heart and many factor cause this stress.

Many research had done by the expert to reduce stress. Ranging from food and various exercise suggested. But there are simple things we missed from our attention, Breathe. This is simple method, right?

This Technique also introduced by the Yoga. Take a breath is known to help the flow of blood in the body. As we know the blood carrying oxygen. And the oxygen circulated throughout the body.

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If the blood flow smoothly, the oxygen will channeled properly to the brain. This will help us reducing stress. With a sufficient supply of oxygen to the brain, the organs, especially the lungs will function better.

Breathing had proven to eliminate the stress. Certainly not in a short time. But with regular exercise, we can reduce our stress.

How the magical breath work, follow the step below.

  • Prepare a special time to do this breathing activity. We have to distinguish between normal breath with this breath. Because this is a breathing with deep breath. It give us time to relax for approximately 5-10 minutes. Determine the best time to do this activity, because we'll do it two times a day.
  • Wear clothing which make us free. Nightwear is suitable for this activity. A comfortable models allow us to take a breath freely.
  • Turn off all electronic devices that produce much noise and can disturb us, such as mobile phones, television, radio, etc.
  • We can set the sitting, standing or supine position. Make sure all your body feel relaxed. Relax all the muscles in your body.
  • Start with close your eyes, then pull a deep breath. Feel each your breath. Try to pull and exhaled your breath with the same period. Calculate how many seconds you pulled and exhaled breath. Concentrate your mind on your breath. Do it for 5-10 minutes.

Simple thing like breathe give us a magic effect. If we do this regularly, we can eliminate our stress. You will feel more refreshed and ready for your activities again. I have a big hope the stress wouldn't happen to us. And we feel comfortable enjoy this life...Amen.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

You know, I read recently, that if we take the time to breathe and breathe properly, well, it's a natural way to lower high blood pressure - it's epidemic in the US. It's certainly worth a try before turning to highly toxic prescription drugs!

I find too, if I need a burst of energy all I have to do is take a few deep breaths - it works!

The yogis knew what they were doing when they encouraged proper breathing!

Thanks prasetio30 - for this very important reminder that good health is attainable!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks BkCreative. Sometimes we forget about this. If we concern a little about taking breath, it will give more than we expected (than just breath). From small things brought many benefit for us. I don't know that high blood pressure is epidemic in he US. Thanks for information. Start form now let's give a little time, around 5-10 minutes to take a breath well. Like the step above.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Great hub this one. Well, I'm a fan of short hubs yet complete and full of information. Very well done.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I fully agree with every word you wrote and thank you for an interesting read.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Thank you prasetio30. I really don't have time time to breathe though! Just pulling your leg. Thanks


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Pete Maida 6 years ago

I'm a third degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and we always point out breathing properly both in our beginnnig and ending meditation and during the class.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

I remember using breathing techniques while laboring with both of my deliveries. It did help with meditating on something other than the pain. I still do it now when I'm experiencing pain or fustration.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks hypnodude for coming back to my hub. I hope from the short hub brought many benefit for us. I also give my big thanks to Hello, Micky, Pete and Veronica. For Micky, from your hobby in riding bicycle it need good breath. I think it's enough for you. Pete, you also wonderful has black belt in Tang Soo Do. For this sport need great breath, including meditation. Veronica, thanks for share your experience in breath activity. Keep on breathing. I believe you had proof it by your self.


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v_kahleranderson 6 years ago from San Jose, California

Well, prasetio30, since I lift heavy weights and prance-around to aerobics and "street hike" (and in my younger days long distance running), I have had to learn to breath properly in order to really benefit from my exercises to the fullest. Proper breathing is essential!

Good Hub...and I rated this!


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Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

Great blog, Prasetio. Good advice for a healthier lifestyle.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Madam kahleranderson and Pamela for dropping by. For Madam I think with your age now and you still doing some exercise like aerobics and "street hike", I give two thumbs up for you. Keep on this activity well. I hope you always health.

For Pamela, I am glad you like this hub. I hope it help you to give healthy life.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Great advice...something I sometimes need to remind myself, to breathe deep and release! thank you! :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s for dropping by. I am glad this hub could remind you to take a deep breath just for a while.


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Ah for the love of breathing! Thanks for a great reminder to take a few minutes out of our lives to care for ourselves. This was great!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Rope. I am glad you visit this hub. I hope you enjoy reading this hub and get some benefit.


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Great article Prasetio! This is something we all should remember. I know that once I start drinking too much coffee I start forgetting to breathe!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

Hey there! GREAT HUB!!!!!!I just went back to yoga after a long time......I feel much better now......the breathing, the streching.....Bliss......"Breathing" is everything......I wish I could comment on all of your hubs, but back in the studio recording......will pop in once in a while.....you are on my top 10 hubber list.

Had to narrow down because less time now. Best, G


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Ben and GPAGE for give your time to visit this hub.

For Ben, now after read this hub I hope you'll take deep breath and follow the step above. And you feel better.

For GPAGE, I am very proud you liked this hub. And I am flatter read your comment. Wow, you are active woman. There's something I like about you is you still have a little time doing yoga. I hope you always healthy.


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screation 6 years ago

Breathing is important for two reasons. It is the only means to supply our bodies and its various organs with the supply of oxygen which is vital for our survival. The second function of breathing is that it is one means to get rid of waste products and toxins from the body.

Yoga and meditation:

http://hubpages.com/health/-Yoga-and-meditation-a-...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks screation for coming to this hub. I give my big appreciation for you. You have wonderful thought here. I also agree with you. I'll visit your hub soon. thanks


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MirandaJohansen 6 years ago

I've had major issues with anxiety, and deep breathing exercises have proven time and time again to be one of the most effective ways to lower my blood pressure and restore calm.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good input from you, Miranda. You are absolutely right. And it really proven by yourself. I get nice input from you. We felt calm when we can breathe normally. Take a breath from the nose and remove it from the mouth. I hope the best for you. Have a good day!

Prasetio

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