BREATHING LINKS Controlling the way you breathe
could be a conscious attempt in the beginning but it becomes easy once you keep at it.
Many children in western society habitually breathe
through their mouths rather than through their noses.
When a mother sees that her son is not peaceful, she can invite him, saying, "My son, let's go together to the breathing room and sit and practice peace together." Together they sit and they breathe
in and they breathe
There are books galore telling you how to breathe
and what to do with your breath.
Also, learning more about the genetic basis of high-altitude acclimatization could help researchers solve medical mysteries, such as why some people naturally respond to similar lung diseases by breathing harder and turning pink, while others breathe
less hard and turn blue.
A Normally, you breathe
to give your body a steady flow of oxygen, a gas found in air.
According to Ramacharaka, one who breathes
this way "elevates the ribs and raises the collarbone and shoulders.
But unless you've suffered from breathing disorders like asthma or chronic hyperventilation (often experienced as panic attacks), you probably haven't ever thought about the way you breathe
. `When you learn how to breathe
properly, you become more aware of your body and start to understand how your breathing affects not only your heart rate and nervous system but also your emotions,' says Christopher Hansard, director of the Eden Medical Centre in London (020-7881 5800).
They were astonished to find that a baby mouse from Australia called the Julia Creek dunnart breathes
oxygen through its skin!
One of the first people I met, an English film producer, had just had the word 'BREATHE
' tattooed on her wrist.
We don't need to think hard about the importance of breathing; we need to breathe