Breathing, as fortunately increasingly known, is a fundamental act of our existence.But what you might not know is why it is so important in the development of our lives. Let’s take a look at the issue and perhaps this will encourage us to work actively our breath and determined the same way as we have assumed the importance of working the muscles and joints of our body or take care of food.
The first thing to understand is what differentiates the act of breathing, for example, the heartbeat, the filter of the kidneys, liver purification … And the difference is that, even though most of the time is a process unconscious, involuntary, instinctive breathing can be controlled, that is, you can pass the conscious level. So, all body systems are very important, but none is suitable both to be working as the respiratory system. To work the other systems will have to rely on eating well, quiet life, playing sports or practicing yoga style, because we can not act on them directly, while on respiration if.
That said, we can start talking of the act of breathing itself. What is the most significant thing that gives us breathing? As you know, oxygen. And why is oxygen so important? Because it is responsible for activating and using properly the body’s energy reserves. Without oxygen, the energy reserves are used very inefficiently and death soon appears. Food provides energy, breathing their proper use.
Thus, breathing should ensure a regular supply of oxygen and sufficient, and this is achieved through a wide and long breath as it gives sufficient time for blood to collect the oxygen of the air entering the lungs.Although not the purpose of this article to teach you to breathe, but to encourage you to learn in schools, let me tell you that breathing starts to lengthen the exhalation, that is, if we breathe wide and long must begin emptying the lungs well since then they already know how to fill, because even breathing can work directly, you have to know how to exploit the body’s instinctive forces, maximize efficiency. Often generate stress, nervousness, anxiety the body because we think if we breathe much we take much, but I will just explain how things should be true.
But not only breathing gives us things, especially oxygen, but is also essential in the removal of waste and substances that the body no longer needs. It should be noted CO2, or carbon dioxide, which comes not only oxygen but also metabolism of foods.If our exhalation is not long enough will always remain more carbon dioxide in the body that they would like the blood will not have had time to pour it into the air in the lungs. And as the oxygen supply must be regular and sufficient, the expulsion of carbon dioxide, along with other waste, must also be regular and sufficient.
Summing these two ideas: if we provide enough oxygen to the body and remove waste will not only be sufficient styling long term good health but also will be getting peace and quiet in this. And be careful, because as with food, we can overdo it: too much oxygen causes hyperventilation, dizziness, nervousness, anxiety … bad breath is not only breathing shortly! All those people who unfortunately suffer for anxiety will understand better than anyone how to live the feel shortness of breath and at the same time, be full of it.But there is good news: the same way which is cured by food anxiety, anxiety is cured by oxygen.
There are more reasons to breathe deeply and widely, at least a few times a day. All those body parts that are not used will atrophy, aging, dying … So full lung breathing gives vitality to all parts of the lungs, keeping them active, capable, alive, ultimately healthy. This is one reason why it is so important cardiovascular exercise, as it stimulates the use of the lungs to their full capacity, and does so without us having to worry about anything, since the body takes what it needs.
But there’s more things that make breathing in important and interesting specific development. Lungs, by its location in the body, make a permanent massage the internal organs and major arteries and veins with the incessant movement of inspiration and expiration, filling and emptying. If this is calm and deep massage, all organs are massaged, and thus vitalized, without stressing, while if it is too fast the body is stressed and if the effect is very poor massage is not reaching the abdomen and thorax . But while it may seem contradictory, it is also important to make a potent stimulus times, but short, as provided by the sport. The quiet for most of the day, the place for moments of physical exercise. This balance keeps us healthy, active, happy.
Of course this has been a very brief explanation of the operation and importance of breathing which aims to encourage you to continue learning, but above all to start practicing, either through exercise or by specific breathing workshops that offer increasingly centers health in our country. At least, I encourage you to have a first experience and, from there, that is what has to be.