“He who breathes half lives only half.”
When metabolism is mentioned, most people think of digestive or kidney function. The most important metabolic process is your breathing which it mostly not realized. How you breathe has diverse effects on your body, and you can control respiration but not digestion. Let’s look at how to stimulate your metabolism, release tension, and feel much more comfortable in general.
In Ayurveda, breathing accompanies therapies with pranayama.
Prana means Life -Energy Respiration generates prana ( breath, upward movement ); where there is no prana – there is no life.
It is stated: “He who breathes half lives only half.”
Stimulate the metabolism and calm yourself.
Do you know what fear and anger feel like? Yes? These feelings do something important :
Did you realize that your breathing changed?
Many people breathe only half when they are afraid. When angry, it is often the other way around; you exhale more than you inhale. We feel overwhelmed; our breath is shallow.
A vast majority of people breathe too shallowly, especially when it comes to exhaling; try it yourself:
Inhale normal and exhale again. After you have exhaled, pull in the belly button, and you will notice a lot of air coming out of your lungs.
This is the air that you do not exhale by normal and shallow breathing; it can not be replaced.
This means that if you breathe in and out as usual fresh air will mix with used air.
Not very effective because the more oxygen in your body is, the fitter you will feel and the better your metabolism.
Sit back and make yourself comfortable; breathe in as deeply as your comfort zone.
And then exhale completely until the lung is really empty, and again, continue.
Do not breathe faster or slower than usual; otherwise, you may get drowsy or dizzy.
Guarantees you feel more relaxed and fresh after five breaths. Just try to evoke anger or fear while you breathe this way: It does not work. Now you have a wonderful trick if you get stressed :
After a while of deep breathing, maybe your stomach starts to gurgle. The reason is the metabolism is stimulated, which indicates success. 15-20 breaths, as we have just tried together after dinner, and only your deep breathing stimulates digestion and can even eliminate bloating.
To stimulate your metabolism – Energy Breathing
We are constantly surrounded by life forces such as the sunlight or the air.
If you practice breathing, get the idea that you not only inhale air but pure, fresh vitality.
It flows with your breath into the lungs, the abdomen, through your whole body, and provides freshness.
If your stomach gurgles again, the mission to stimulate your metabolism is fulfilled.
It is really that simple to stimulate our metabolism. And to keep permanently on a good performance, make this breathing exercise every day. Do 20 deep breaths.
Please don’t do this before bedtime because you really become more energetic and will be more difficult to fall asleep.
Do this exercise if you are down during the day. You can breathe in with this method everything, for example, peace, courage, and cheerfulness.
Or if, for example, you are tired, imagine how the tiredness becomes smaller with each exhalation.
Stimulate your metabolism with a few minutes of “me-time.”
Our breath is both an important metabolic process as well as a kind of ” Turbo” for the other metabolic processes. If it works, everything else will work as it should. With a few minutes of attention only to the flow of air in your lungs, you can stimulate your metabolism and increase your well-being.
Just try it.
To learn more about the art of breathing, click here> The Yogic Art of Breathing