Sunday, 3 August 2014
Practice Deep Breathing Inhalations Instead Of Inhaling A Cigarette
Take a deep breath, ahhhhhhhhh
Now take another deep breath, ahhhhhhhhh
How many deep breaths do you consciously take each day? Each hour? Many of us meditate. What if the main reason of all these meditation disciplines was to get us to breathe more deeply on a regular basis?
Our motive to meditate can't be as simple as breathing? One of the things smokers might be trying to do is become conscious of their inhalations and exhalations. After all, they seem to relish taking in a puff. What if all that energy inhaling on cigarettes could be diverted to the art of deep breathing?
You have heard your co-workers or people in the movies joke ,"I'm going out on an oxygen break." And they really meant they were going to have a cigarette. Now I challenge you to this: Consciously tell yourself and your people:"I'm going to step out for some oxygen." And really go full tilt. Try alternate nostril breathing from yoga. Using your hand cover the right side of the nose while deeply inhaling on the other side. Pause for one second. Then remove your hand and finger and let the exhalation come out the left side. Pause for one second. Then breathe in the right side of the nose, while covering the left side, then exhale the left nostril. Repeat for 3-5 minutes. This is a very calming, soothing breath for the mind. It balances the left and right brain hemispheres.
See what you've been missing? This is what you need. You're going to wonder why you ever needed to pay an exhorbitant sum to inhale 7,000 toxic chemicals from a cigarette once you learn to appreciate deep breathing.