Oxygen: The Ultimate “Nutrient” – Part Two

Last time, we talked about the importance of getting optimal amounts of oxygen and the “50 Deep Breaths” solution. In part two, let’s talk about the best way to take in your daily deep breaths.

To really get the full, Rock-Solid benefit out of your deep breathing, try to adhere to the following four guidelines whenever possible:

1. Always try to breathe in through your nose. This has many advantages, including:

∑ The hairs, mucous membranes and glands in the nose filter out many of the dust particles, bacteria and other impurities that we inadvertently breathe in
∑ According to many in the yoga tradition, it is widely believed that you can better absorb prana (vital life force energy) from the air via your nose than through your mouth
∑ The nose passageway warms exceedingly cool air

2. Focus on the air going down deep into your belly. Your diaphragm should actually rise and fall as you breathe this way.

3. Breathe slowly and deliberately, taking five to ten seconds to inhale, holding your breath for a few seconds, then taking five to ten seconds to exhale.

4. Exhale through your mouth, slow and steady, as if you were gently blowing out a candle.

That’s all there is to it. Try integrating this into your regimen and feel the difference.

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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One Response to Oxygen: The Ultimate “Nutrient” – Part Two

  1. trinity and elsie says:

    the breathing does actually work. one can feel a difference right away. this could be done in the abraham-hicks meditation where they say to just breathe and relax. thanks bobby for all the info.

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