Breath of Life: Breathing for Health, Vitality and Meditation
The book is meant for increasing breath awareness used in many disciplines to bring about balance and harmony between body, mind and spirit. The techniques of stretching with breath knowledge and co-ordination can help muscle tone, improve glandular movement and reactivate the internal organs. People with high blood pressure and heart disease can benefit from the slow smooth movement with breath co-ordination. The exercises in this book are drawn from some of those author practised during the last 35 years. Some are from the Chinese Ancient Arts which were recorded in Yellow Emperor`s compendium. Pranayama practices are derived from Yoga texts which are dated from around 1000-500 BCE. People of all strate will certainly enjoy practising them.
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Akasa arms back arms forward ayama become aware breath is flowing breath rhythm breathing exercises bring the arms count of five count of three energy Exhale and return exhale three five rounds five seconds four seconds gradually increase hands are level hands back hands forward heart disease hiatus hernia high blood pressure Inhale and exhale Inhale and raise Inhale and take Inhale for five intercostal muscles Intermittent Breath knees left nostril lower abdominal muscles NADI SHODHANA STAGE out-breath palms downward palms face forward Patanjali period of weeks Place the hands practice of Pranayama Practise breath awareness Practise three prana pranic purification raise the arms relaxed Repeat sequence Retain breath retain the breath return the arms rhythm is steady right nostril Samavritti Breath Sanskrit sequence for three shoulder level sides spine erect Stand in Tadasana starting position storting Swami Sivananda take the arms three to five turn the palms Upanishad Yoga Sutras