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Posted 03/29/11 - 12:37 PM:

Slower breath equals longer life. They say the tortoise breathes around 4 times per minute and lives over 200 years, while we breath 12-20 times a minute and live half that if we're lucky.

All meditation begins with deliberate breathing.

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Posted 03/29/11 - 1:11 PM:

Monk2400 wrote:
Slower breath equals longer life. They say the tortoise breathes around 4 times per minute and lives over 200 years, while we breath 12-20 times a minute and live half that if we're lucky.


I am familiar with this concept since I was just a small kid. They say that Yogins take 4 breaths per minute and hence Yogins have always been long lived. In general it seems to be true but then there seems to be hand of fate in deciding the longevity of individuals.

For example: Buddha the Gautama, would not have taken more than 5 breaths per minute and lived a most sane life possible, but, instead of living for 200-300 years, he lived only for 80 years!

As for longevity, I read about a country in former USSR, which had many natives with an average life span of 100 years and many of them living more than 150 years!


All meditation begins with deliberate breathing.

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I agree.
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Posted 03/31/11 - 11:36 PM:

Breathing is more than just the nose!
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Posted 03/31/11 - 11:52 PM:

Monk2400 wrote:
Breathing is more than just the nose!


Indeed. thumb up
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Posted 04/11/11 - 6:17 AM:

For beginners in Prana( Life Force Energy) and Breathing Practices, a very good source for sensitization and learning:
http://www.winwenger.com/pranhic.htm
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Posted 06/14/11 - 5:17 AM:

There has not been a substantial research to support the hypothesis that the cause for smoking to have such a high appeal for so many people is, actually, to breathe in certain patterns which make them feel relaxed. Just observe people when they are smoking, they have a sense of satisfaction on their faces. You can also observe that the passive smokers, in spite of being exposed to the ‘nicotine’ on a regular basis, do not get addicted to smoking.
Breathing techniques, therefore, are, one of the sure shot way of getting rid of addictions, especially smoking; if practiced properly.
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Posted 06/14/11 - 5:25 AM:

There are various techniques to cleanse body and subtle pathways (through which life force energy flows) in Yoga. Some of these intend to clean nasal passages in order to facilitate breathing techniques; therefore, these cleansing techniques are practiced prior to the breathing techniques. Some of these methods are arduous and cannot be practiced by common people.
Using good in-halers is one of the easy practices to help one motivate gain proficiency in the practice of alternate nostril breathing technique. If one practices this technique regularly, the need for in-halers does not arise, but, for the beginners, they might prove to be great aid in practice!
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