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Rhythmic Breathing

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There are two paths to healing our bodies and mind.

In one, we rely purely on medicine and external aids while in the other, we awaken the body’s capacity to heal from within.

Self-healing is not just a process of healing but an inner journey of self-transformation. It expands our consciousness and brings clarity in perception, joy, and happiness. The easiest and the most effective tool to self-healing is our own breath.

We spend our lives taking our breathing for granted, blind to the direct relationship between breathing and overall health. This is total health—not just physical well-being, but our emotional and mental aspects as well. We may feel healthy physically, but when we grow upset and irritated all too often, it makes us emotionally unhealthy. Similarly, our brain chatters all the time, goaded by the stimulus of the modern world, beyond our control. Until we are able to calm this chatter, we cannot be mentally healthy.

Far too much of our lives are spent in negative emotional states that range from being upset, irritated, or excited, to being fearful and angry, holding onto a lot of stress. This directly influences our health. In these states, we experience an increase to our heart rate and blood pressure, along with a decrease to our digestive power, inhibiting our capacity to relax and sleep, even affecting the sex function.

Just as our emotions affect our health, they also influence our breathing; every emotion has its own breath.

In anger, we take quick and shallow breaths; under heavy stress, we feel suffocated; and when we are impatient, our breathing is chaotic.

What we must remember is that the opposite is also true – by breathing in rhythm, we can calm all our emotional outbursts and silence our chattering brain.

Entering into the practice of breathing in this rhythm can restore the body to total health. It activates the natural relaxation response of the body which in turn activates a process of self-healing. Each breath we take is healthy and works to harmonize our negative emotions, healing all the wounds we hold in our subconscious minds.

With commitment to the practice of 3SRB, our brain will stop its incessant chatter, freeing us of stress. We will find deep relaxation, for the first time in years, bringing health, peace, and happiness.