A lot of literature exists on conscious breathing.
But they are all different.
There are primarily two schools of thought:
There is a further variation that talks about retaining breath, and that can span across the above two schools.
So my questions are:
The question is not:
"Why is breathing important?"
"Why is conscious breathing important?"
The question is:
"Why is uneven breathing important?"
There are two polarities of energy within the body.
The ratio you choose to breath/exhale is a function of what you want to achieve with your "conscious" breathing.
Some breathing methods are appropriate to healing, health, vibrational alignment etc. Some breathing methods are appropriate to power, aggression, attack etc.
Preventing breathing itself in different ways is a whole separate "can of worms", so to speak :) - and one that I'm not going to elaborate on further here because people are going to start hurting themselves when practising techniques out of context.
...because there are so many different purposes for utilizing breathing techniques.
It would be like saying "How should I drive?" and expecting just one answer.
If you were driving in a Formula One race, you would use a different driving method than if you were dropping the kids off at school or taking a driving test.
Hi @cod2 Why is breathing so essential? well to start with holding the breath for just a short time brings rapidly the realization of how important it is :)
Respiration (the verb) is charged with power. Breathing has always been considered as the propagator of life, so breathing consciously is a great exercise to get consciously into the flow of magnetic energy chi energy if you prefer.
And learning to control breathing is also learning to control the flow of the polarized magnetic energy that flows through all. Occupying the conscious mind with things like counting is a way of relaxing the mind so that energy can flow freely. My favourite method that I practice daily is to consciously breath deeply, first slowly inwards through the nose then slowly outwards through the mouth while making "VH" that produces a sound without vowel that comes from the vibration of the column of air that amplifies incessantly.
Here's something you may find interesting;
answered 13 Aug '15, 05:23
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answered 12 Aug '15, 16:22
Hi! Cod2 ( you are might not familiar with me but the question breathing so familiar that I think must answer the question to strength peace of mind) :) I as a human struggle with so many pains (physically and mentally). Breathing is very close to our(all humans) hearts. And because it is so dear and near human always ignore to focus on it because it has no copyrights or patents taken by anybody. Or the another reasons could be it does not practically visible to eyes so that anybody can convey that this the one that can earn money... (escaping the fact that in real it is all source of power). Ok now points to list out directly relate to your question in regards to my experience is as follows: Suppose I got a small discomfort (or pain) in co-relation with the person I'm in contact.. Now that pain (discomfort) is because I (or him) speak something inappropriate that is not fit in the biological factors. When I back to my leisure time it start doing its business not allowing me focus on what is necessary. Now the time counts on (human breathing) either it could be 1:4:2 or 3:5 or 3:2 depends on how we (or anyone) wants to end it.. (aspiring for environment that bring a few moments of peace). As Stingray mentioned the example of Formula one the same thing I put it in my way :)
ending statements to me and to all "ALWAYS BE CHEERFUL"
Thanks to Cod2 and Stingray for the question and answers they put in on in particular (I don't know I mean but that something I want to say).
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