Breathing Exercise For Detoxing The Body
What We Can Accomplish With This Breathing Exercise:
1.) Removal of toxins in the body
2.) Removal of congestion
3.) Increase in energy
Breathing Exercise Effects On Toxic Gases
This breathing exercise is best utilized in the removal of excess toxic gases being held within the body. It’s main focus is within the digestive tract.
If you have been experiencing more than your normal amount of gas in the body through flatulence or burping, their might be some other issues going on that the body is attempting to clue you in on. Some of these causes for an increase in gases could be, sensitivities to certain foods, changes in your gut flora/fauna, swallowing large amounts of air throughout your day, intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or constipation.
There are also some other diseases to consider when excess gas has accumulated within your system. You may already be diagnosed with IBS, leaky gut syndrome, Celiac disease, or Crohn’s disease. These can all bring about excess gases within the body as well.
Some of the side effects to all this gaseous build up in the body is bloating, indigestion, and abdominal distension. Before you know it, you’ve got yourself a little “Buddha belly” full of gas build up that’s actually causing quite a bit of pain and discomfort as well. If this is something your experiencing on a consistent basis this breathing exercise can greatly assist you in the removal of this gaseous build up in the body.
Breathing Exercise Effects On Congestion
One of the other wonderful side effects of utilizing this breathing exercise is the clearing out of nasal and sinus congestion. Maybe your currently experiencing a common cold, sinus infection, or allergies. This breathing exercise can greatly assist in moving that congestion out of the body.
Breathing Exercise Effects On Energy
Another added benefit of this breathing exercise is that it happens to increase the energy within the body. It essentially brings lots of oxygen into your system, which will help to oxygenate all the organs within the body as well. This is also a very powerful way for you to generate heat within the body and create more “inner fire”.
How To Do The Breathing Exercise For Detoxing The Body
1.)Do this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
2.) Sit in a comfortable upright position with your back straight.
3.) Inhale fully through both nostrils.
4.) Force the exhalation through both nostrils while at the same time pulling in your belly. Your belly will go back naturally to a normal position and by the natural force of gravity you will inhale a small volume of oxygen again. Then immediately force the exhalation through both nostrils again.
5.) Keep repeating this continuously for around 20 – 30 reps. You can use mala beads or fingers to count.
6.) You may feel heat in your body and a tingly sensation around your head. This is a sign of energy building up inside.
7.) You can also perform a breathold at the end of the reps, by letting all of the air out of the lungs and making a “hissing” sound. Hold the breath here for as long as you feel comfortable or just past the body’s initial reaction to breath.
8.) ADD ON: You can also add an additional breathold when you take your next breath in, while squeezing your pelvic floor muscles and sending the energy up to the brain.
Additional Notes On This Breathing Exercise:
It is important with this breathing exercise to keep your breaths moving in a circular, continuously connected rhythm. It is also helpful to put your attention on the abdomen, while sucking it in, and blowing air out the nostrils. This blowing of air out the nostrils is actually a “forced exhalation”. As you are performing this “forced exhalation” you will be simultaneously sucking in your abdomen.
Since we are creating an abundance of oxygen in the body with the first portion of this breathing exercise the breathold at the very end will actually correct any over oxygenation in the body by creating an intermittent hypoxic state in the body. This is essentially an added bonus with this technique, in which we combine the aspect of detox, as well as the added benefits of intermittent hypoxia.
If your feeling like your ready to start detoxing in a gentle way, or you just want and additional tool to add to your detox regimen already in place, give this a try and see how it assists in the removal of toxic gases.