Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Regulating the Breath

A nice thing about the breathing exercises is that they are really easy. They can be done anywhere and any time. There are two basic breathing techniques:
  1. Abdominal breathing
  2. Reverse breathing

Abdominal and Reverse breathing form the base of all the Chi Kung techniques. The Study of Chi Kung combines movement and breath. The most basic exercise to start with is Deep Breathing. It stimulates the Original Chi (Yuan), also called as vital energy. They are the building blocks to achieve physical and mental harmony. The breathing exercises increase our intake of oxygen and bring our abdominal muscles more into play. And also the Diaphragm. It is the decreased intake of oxygen that results in memory loss and other problems as we grow older. This can be brought to halt through the breathing exercises.

1 comment:

yoga said...

Hindus believe in rebirth, or reincarnation, and in what they call the law of karma. Under this law the conditions of each new lifetime are determined by the actions of the preceding life. To the Hindu, salvation consists of liberating the soul from attachment to worldly desires in order to gain union with Brahman. This is where Meditation comes in, which is important in yoga. Meditation also connotes the word concentration.