Correct breathing

In every aspect of human life, breathing plays a crucial role:

  • In social relationships (stress management, emotional control, etc.)
  • In combat and sport (saving energy, muscle sync, etc.)
  • In meditation (relaxation, advanced control of the body, etc.)

Learning to breathe properly is a source of well-being and energy we can draw at any time and in any situation. So let’s see (with a Yoga point of view) what it means to breathe correctly:

  • To use all the lung capacity at our disposal (normally we use only a small part)
  • To choose first consciously and then unconsciously the correct oxygenation rhythm to be used
  • To learn how to choose which parts of our body to get involved (chest or abdominal area, etc.)

When we operate correctly the benefits are endless:

  • Our ability to concentrate increases
  • There is no produced of tension / stiffness (in areas such as the diaphragm, chest, shoulders and neck)
  • Our entire nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) finds the right balance
  • We do not trap air in the lower part of our lungs
  • Blood pressure decreases because our heart slows down depending on the pace that we impose on it
  • We can keep calm even under intense emotional stress situations
  • The quality of sleep increases dramatically

In the next article, we will see what is the right way to breathe and how to do it with an exercise that exalts the best breathing technique.

Author: Master Kongling

Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.

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