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Amazing Healthy Fitness Benefits: Just by Breathing. Do Try This at Home

Updated on November 17, 2012

Out of Breath. It Doesn't Have To Be This Way!

By Dale Ovenstone: 2011

OK, here’s the deal, do you want to become fitter, with more energy & VITALITY, whilst aiding some of your medical conditions? NATURALLY! As human beings, we have an amazing ability, to aid, our very bodily system, for SUPREME HEALTH.

So herein, I want to let you in on a 'keep fit & healthy for life' secret that you will practice in the comfort of your own home any time you want to.

Too many people are not using our free oxygen sufficiently enough to take full advantage to feel the powerful benefits of health, well being & vitality, seriously enough! In other words, our lungs, & their capacity, so herein, I’m going to present to you, not only how to gain more puff in your breathing when becoming active, even when you walk or run, but, I will also point to just some of the other 'failed bad health repercussions' of not breathing properly, before offering you breathing insights, ideas, techniques & exercises that I practice regularly for you to partake & practice for your very own well being & health, as oxygen also aids your body with disease eradication, brain invigoration, whilst instilling vitality, & more energy into your physical life too!

Oxygen versus Carbon Dioxide!

I'm not going into too much detail of why we do breathe in oxygen & breathe out carbon dioxide but I will give you some not so much talked about samples of information & encouragement for you to ponder over whilst you are reading this article.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the above theory.

Ready, let’s take it away…

Oxygen Kills Many Diseased Microbes & Bacteria inside Your Body

One of the not so much thought out considered reasons we breathe in, thus enabling our oxygen intake, through our lungs, to fully oxygenate our cells throughout, & not just in the lungs, or even oxygen to seep near the surface of the body, because, with focus of attention when breathing, oxygen can be forced deep, much deeper, so deep in fact you will flourish the very core of your being with vitality. Many folk take simple breathing for granted without full consideration of its benefits to us as human beings.

Our oxygen intake is vital to keep our cells alive & thriving, providing full energy, health, vitality & vigour.

Oxygen aids in preventing dangerous & diseasing microbes & bacteria taking over your immune system, & this is because such diseased microbes & bacteria find it difficult to proliferate within a well oxygenated area.

But there’s more….

Within our physical bodily make-up, as human animals, we should be quite flexible souls really, nothing human should be too stiff or rigid or even seized up. Except for bone of course, but there is even slight flexibility there too. But muscle, sinew & ligaments & especially our organs of the interior, deep & shallow, pumping thumping & pulsing away quietly in the background. Even our veins & vessels that carry life giving blood & oxygen begin to lose its flexibility. As unfortunately, over time, as we live longer on this world, this can become the case.

Sounds bad I know, but keep on reading because there is something you can do to slow this process down…..

Our Lungs Become Stiff

When we breathe normally, un-noticed, automatically, going about our normal activities, as long as these activities are not too exerting, we, what some people call, shallow breathe!

Even when some of us are exerting our selves we still do it.

And you may even be one of them?

Shallow breathing stems from the top of our lung area. Or our chest!

When we shallow breathe we are not using our lungs to full capacity!

Now, for periods of time this is absolutely fine & quite normal.

But the problem is…..

Too many folk are not even aware of this kind of behavior.

They should be locked up!

And the key thrown away.

Take our lungs as a pair of balloons for instance…

Balloons that are even reasonably quite porous…..

Crude, I know…

But hear me out all the same.....

The Proper Use of Your Lungs

Because when you only blow up just a small portion of the balloon, copious amounts of times every day for years & years on end, the rest of the balloon surface, that is not being used, would certainly become a little more rigid, than the area that is being used.

Wouldn’t you agree?

Plus you are not allowing sufficient oxygen of vitality to travel through the porosity of the balloon, or in this case, your lungs, & deeper inside your body!

Your cells, no matter how deep they reside.

Which means you are not taking full advantage of your oxygen…

Only because you were not aware!

So please do grab more of it whilst it is still free….

But when you take notice of this fact of awareness & realize that you should apply the time, effort & energy to use your diaphragm muscle in such a way as to pull in air through your lungs, from the very pit of your stomach, you will therefore better oxygenate your body for health & vitality!

& once practiced over time, you can take this process one step further, by utilising your awareness of focusing your air oxygen supply deeper, into chosen areas of your specific bodily part to help release tension & heal, or to focus your breathing on a particular organ area, of which, you can find uses for, within this article Pain, Your Physical Ailments & the Cure from Your Mind

Focus on Your Diaphragm

Your diaphragm is also very flexible too. In the shape of a parachute, it pulls up & pushes down. And it does this further than you may think!

But consciously, many folk forget to focus on & practice the use of the diaphragm to pull in air down towards the very pit of the lungs, upwards into the top of the lungs, whilst your diaphragm pushes down, thus aiding in expelling bodily waste of defecation & urination by invigorating the vital organs & the colonic areas below. Just by deep breathing with focus of awareness!

Your diaphragm, when used properly in conjunction with your focused breathing, helps your body below the waistline, & above too!

But that’s another article….

Never the less…..

If we consciously take time out, preferably when relaxing, to focus on our diaphragm pulling air into the bottom of our lungs, prior to filling the rest of our lungs, not only are we using its capabilities of stretching these vital organs, (our lungs) but also, we will begin to instill more vitality into our bodily system & aid our general well being & health.

Providing supreme energy!

And when we hold such invigorating breath into our lungs for periods of time, whilst consciously relaxing & focusing on specific areas of our body, we are thus oxygenating that area whilst allowing the oxygen to do its work throughout the rest of our system.

And we all know what this means….

Don’t we?

Plus, holding oxygen into your system in such ways has other major benefits, the process allows more blood, containing oxygen & vital nutrients, to travel towards your brain, thus feeding the cells within & around the organ. A kind of brain food if you like. Especially if you focus as such.

Making you sharper!

But there’s a problem…..

And this is very important so don't drop off to sleep just yet.

To be able to get more air into your lungs you have to expel all of the stale & used oxygen first. Because now this oxygen contains even more Carbon Dioxide!

The Effects of Carbon Dioxide within the Body

We breathe out carbon dioxide.

Thank god!

Carbon dioxide, although present in the air in small doses, is also a major waste product of breathing & it is everywhere inside your body.

But it’s nice to know that you have to get rid of most of it as your bodily cells can easily perish otherwise.

& you got to get as much as the stale breath out of your lungs, before you can even contemplate getting the new stuff in.

Breathing In & Breathing Out

Your diaphragm is focused upon for this task once again. It is wise to expel as much air from your lungs, deep deep within, using the push motion, of your diaphragm, to expel waste, thus allowing more oxygen in on the next breath!

Ok, please be cautious of attempting slow & relaxed conscious breathing exercises from your diaphragm, as you don’t want to shock your respiration system, especially if you are new to deep breathing.

Just take time out to feel consciously your lungs filling slowly from your stomach pit.

Do this after you have expelled as mush air from your lungs as you can.

Filling your lungs with fresh oxygen, prior to holding onto the new breathe, for a short while, then let it all out, slowly, & out even further, with a forced motion. Take your time with forcing air out & forcing air in, & don't rush it at all, instead, let it be a gradual process.

Under no circumstances, try to force out TOO MUCH BREATH as you are new to practicing, but over time you should allow more breath out & fully empty your lungs, thus also, in the process, you will be aiding in eradicating, more carbon dioxide deep from within your body’s cells.

All I need is the air that I breathe!

Did you enjoy this article, please let me know I would really appreciate your feedback.

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Please let me know your take on this. Regards Dale Ovenstone. 2011


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    • Inspired to write profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale J Ovenstone 

      7 years ago from Wales UK

      Your most welcome daffodil2010. Thanks for your comment

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      7 years ago

      useful hub. thanks for sharing

    • Inspired to write profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale J Ovenstone 

      7 years ago from Wales UK

      Your welcome.

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      angela kekahu 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Dale. I am really trying. I will keep it up, I already can feel the difference in myself.

    • Inspired to write profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale J Ovenstone 

      7 years ago from Wales UK

      Right Angela, I wish you luck lol.

      Just relax & gently focus your breath the to bottom of your stomach, you may find this hard at first, especially as many folk don't breath this way, you will slowly start to expand what you have not used so much. But more importantly, you must also let all of your breath out, from the very bottom of your stomach, so you can get more in.

      Good luck with your exercises & you got to keep them up.

      Regards Dale

    • angela kekahu profile image

      angela kekahu 

      7 years ago

      Funny timing you had on this Hub, I had just started Yoga and I honestly have a hard time with the breathing thing. I must have been doing it wrong all my life. This is helpful to me and I am using your tips now. Wish me luck.

    • Inspired to write profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale J Ovenstone 

      7 years ago from Wales UK

      Thank you for your comment snakebaby. Happy new year to you. Reagads Dale

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      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 

      7 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      Interesting and sort of surprising topic as a hub:) I sing, so I know certain things about breathing; someone also taught me a bit about Yoga breathing, that was when I learned about the most healthy way to breathe. It's nice to see you write a hub about it, something more for me to learn. Happy new year!

    • Inspired to write profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale J Ovenstone 

      7 years ago from Wales UK

      Lovely response to this hub LillyGrillzit. You are so right & thank you for book marking & sharing the article.

      Regards Dale

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      I Bookmarked this the first paragraph. I have been very affected by the Awakening, and this Hub on breathing is 100% right on. We are not fully functioning, our brains and lungs are unable to fill and roll thunder without it and water. Thank you teacher. Your words are wise. Shared!!!

      Oh yeah, how can we 'forget to breathe'? really - that is so strange, that something we need so greatly, is limited by us not taking it...


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