Yoga can easily replace all small author's respiratory practice, because it contains a great variety of pranayama - breathing control techniques. Pranayama that more than one thousand years, and in most cases contraption breathing techniques based on ancient yogic just knowledge. Therefore, it is reasonable instead of practicing some way to book John Doe, sign up for yoga - in addition to proper breathing, you get a whole range of physical and mental exercises, all of which are guaranteed to improve your life.
Why use real yoga pranayama, breathing slow down? The scheme is very simple. Slow breathing increases carbon dioxide in the blood. Accordingly, the oxygen content decreases, and after some time it leads to a trance in which the crop mystical experiences. Yoga, thirsting for removal from reality and familiarizing with the cosmos, that is exactly what you need.
But with time became clear that pranayamas have other properties: they heals the body, and each does it on his own.
Respiratory strengthened and become healthy, increases lung capacity. Normalizes blood pressure, improves heart activity, increases resistance to disease. Nervous system comes into balance, the body is freed from toxins, improves the general condition of the person, the mood raises.
Especially useful after all sorts of emotional conflicts, stressful situations. Also used to restore the natural breath after long delays of breath, run or after strenuous asanas and pranayama, and to remove any fatigue. Refreshing and gives a feeling of lightness.
Pashimotanasana (asana combined with breathing techniques)
Improves the function of the liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas and other abdominal organs. Gives rest to heart, calms the nerves, has beneficial effects on the sex glands. Increases the mobility of the spine, promotes its corrective curvatures, stretches and muscle tone back, legs, and hands.
This yoga is full. The main thing - to find a competent teacher who can tell, show and check performance. And then correct breath with all its advantages to help you.
In addition to the method of pranayama in yoga there is a method swara-udai who first used the Shiva himself. The method is based here on what fact: between breath through the left and right nostril there is a huge difference. And the main purpose of swara-udai - teach mankind how to breathing through a particular nostril to achieve certain tasks - from determining the sex of the child and finishing achievement of power over another person. But this, of course, not here ...
Educational program: how the breath
Breathing process comprises, firstly, a breath of air into the lungs, and then removing air from the lungs of. When you receive air diaphragm (muscular layer between the rib cage and peritoneum) moves down, thickening to some extent. The space between the ribs expands. This creates a slight vacuum in the lung and the outside air is sucked in to fill the lungs. Exhalation is passive process and does not require effort. (The elastic diaphragm returns to its original position and does lungs flat, pushing out inhaled air). In normal quiet breathing at all this goes from 4 to 6 seconds. During this short period of time air flows between the gas exchange, the rich oxygen in the alveoli and blood rich in carbon dioxide in the capillaries covering them. As a rule, breath - the automatic process that occurs at a rate of 10-15 breaths per minute, and on it we do not pay substantial attention. This automatic nature of breath is very important for our lives, because every cell in our body needs constant provision of oxygen. Brain cells are particularly sensitive, and oxygen starvation within a few minutes, they die and never recovered again.
Breathing is not always automatic and, unlike processes of digestion and cardiac activity, we can suppress the respiratory center in the brain and detain our breath. The group of cells controlled breathing is generally termed "respiratory center" which is located at the rear of the brain known as the medulla oblongata.