Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Final part of Love for your Heart

· Deep breathing

Your breath brings oxygen into your blood and carries it to the heart.

You can live without food for weeks, without water for many days, but without breath, your life is over in less than 10 Minutes. So you see how important breathing is. It is automatic, just like our heart- beat, but the quality of your breathing needs to be updated when we have become adults.

When you were a baby, you knew how to breathe perfectly, it is part of our primal condition. Somewhere along the way to adulthood, you started breathing shallow and incomplete, even holding your breath under stress. So, most of us have to re-learn this natural event better earlier than later.

Let me see how many of you breathe correctly….

Take a conscious breath in now….and then release. Repeat this two more times…

How many of you expanded their bellies on the in-breath? How deep into your diaphragm did your breath travel? Or was the expansion mostly from your chest, maybe even sucking your stomach in? Especially you ladies, have you been taught to suck your stomach in and hold it there for a sexier figure? Or is it that accumulated stress and anxieties have reversed a healthy breathing you were born with, but now squeezes oxygen right out of your system?

Your breath is closely related to your heart. You can regulate your heartbeat with your breath. You can bring relaxation and peace into your body with your breath. The most powerful tool for balancing your

emotions is through pranayama…the art of breathing.

So, I have given you a lot of food for thought. Take it deep into your conscious mind and listen to the wisdom of your body.

What are you prepared to do or eliminate for the health and love of your


Write it down now.

Your short term goal (starting tomorrow )

Your long term goal ( where do you see yourself in 1 year, 5 years )

How long do you want to live?

Last thoughts:

· Don’t take yourself so seriously!

· Life is not hard; it is an experience.

· You have a choice at every moment; choose what is good and true and

· Beautiful!

· Honor your body; honor your life.

· Play more. Have more fun

· Laugh more

· Experiment. Take risk. Be creative

· Don’t blame anybody. Forgive for the sake of your heart

Say a big “yes” to life every morning after you wake up