Breathing - from the Net _ Do Not be a lazy Breather

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Breathing - from the Net _ Do Not be a lazy Breather

Postby Gordon » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:04 pm

Blood Pressure Control Method
Breathing is work. We tend to get lazy in our breathing.
Step No. 1 - Breathe in deeply, sharply, and quickly using the chest and the diaphragm. Allow the tummy to expand as the diaphragm presses downward into the abdominal cavity. A tight belt, clothing, body fat or poor sitting position prevents deep breathing. Expanding the chest is more work but increases the amount of air inhaled even more. Breathing through the nose is fine, even though your nose may be slightly restricted. This method reduces the pressure within the chest cavity to less than the atmospheric air pressure. The difference in pressure drops the blood pressure accordingly. You will immediately notice that you rarely breathe in a full lung capacity of air. Taking in a full breath of air is the second key part of this breathing method. You must inhale a good supply of oxygen with each breath.
Step No. 2 - Breathe out in a slower, more relaxed way. Breathing out should take twice as much time as breathing in. Simply relax and let the air flow out. Do not force the air out sharply because the compression of the chest to expel the air also increases the blood pressure accordingly. Breathe out to dispel as much air from your lungs as possible. You will immediately notice that you rarely breathe out all of your air. Breathing out all of your air is a key part of this breathing method. You must ventilate as much of the old air and carbon dioxide as possible. Practice breathing out all of the air with each breath.
Step No. 3 - The breathing rate must be adjusted voluntarily. A more rapid breathing rate than necessary will cause hyperventilation from an excessive amount of oxygen in the blood. A slow breathing rate will deprive the body of oxygen and send the heart into action to increase the pulse rate and blood pressure. Our tendency is to not breathe enough volume and to not breathe at a high enough rate.
Step No. 4 - Breathing exercises are required many times a day to break the old breathing patters. You will be distracted in your everyday events and forget about breathing. You will slump back into your old involuntary breathing pattern. Concentrate on the proper breathing technique at least once every hour. Breathe in deeply and exhale fully to place you back into a proper breathing pattern.
Step No. 5 - Over time your breathing pattern should automatically change as you become accustomed to breathing properly. Watch out for relapses. Go back to Step No. 4 with
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Postby 1eye » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:53 pm

You are working the thoracic pump when you do this. That is what drives some of the reflux. I think that's why somebody said go easy on the weight-lifting.
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