Breathing

“Air is the first food of the newborn.”
— Edward Rosenfeld

roses 2The human body is remarkably adaptive and resilient. Human beings can survive for many weeks without food, and for several days without water, but without air, life ceases in only a matter of minutes. The fact is that every cell in the organism requires a continuous charge of oxygen in order to carry out its assigned function. The job of breathing is to supply this energy to the bloodstream, but since it has been happening automatically for every moment of your life, you’ve probably given very little attention to it. Yet without it, everything stops.

When the air is clear, your lungs strong, your body relaxed, and your mind at peace, you experience total wellbeing. Unfortunately, this ideal is seldom realized. In the language of the Wellness Energy System, the input source, the air, may be polluted in some way.

The channel (which is you) may have breakages (poorly functioning organs, illness, accident), or be blocked by foreign objects, by the restriction of muscles created from emotions such as fear, anger, and grief, by tight clothing, or by chronically poor posture. The poisons of nicotine and tar accumulated in lung tissues may also contaminate it.

Taken from www.wellpeople.com

How does breathing affect our output of energy?    Think about the time in your work or family environment when you received a rather blunt and judgemental email. Where did your breathing go?  How did your response affect your digestion?

Staying proactive vs reactive is the key, yet often difficult to achieve. To help release the impact of the email, letter or phone call, take some time to reconnect your energy with breathing deeply into your stomach or practice Dr Andrew Weil’s 4-7-8 relaxing breathing.   Going for walk can also bring your energy back into balance and while out walking (movement) take time to smell the roses! (senses)

wheelness wheel 2Your ability to work, play, and communicate with others depends upon how effectively your energy is used.

Wellness Inventory Coaching can help you explore your breathing and how it may relate to other areas of the Wellness Wheel.   Taking small steps can create a new way of increasing your energy input which has a positive effect on our energy output.

 

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