by John Holland: Do you ever find yourself saying, “If I could just take a minute to breathe?”
Well I wonder if you really know how important taking a dedicated breath really is. When we talk about the “breath” people don’t realize that they have access to an incredible resource that’s available 24/7, and the best part is, it’s absolutely free! Used to its full potential, it can have a significant and positive affect on your well-being. It can act as a channel to show you how powerful you are as a soul. You can tap in to it by simply taking your next breath. When we enter this world, the first thing we do is inhale, and before we leave this life, the last thing we do is exhale. Life is therefore one continuous series of breaths.
We’re often barely aware that we breathe and take this miraculous function of the body for granted. Once the breath becomes part of your everyday awareness, you’ll wonder how you survived before you started paying attention to it. After all, it affects everything you do.
Eastern and Western ancient spiritual philosophies teach us about the universal life force that runs through everything and everyone – including you. This spiritual energy breathes life into your body, and keeps you connected to the Universal Force, which surrounds you.
Ancient Chinese medicine has its own unique name for this universal energy that flows through us, which they refer to as chi. The Hindus call it Prana. It surges through our vital organs, permeates our bones, revitalizes our bloodstream, and other parts of the body along a network of internal systems called meridians. This spiritual energy is what healers and other natural health practitioners, such as acupuncturists, reflexologists, energy healers, and some massage therapists, work with in the process of removing blockages in our energy system.
When ignored, these blockages can manifest themselves in the body as ailments, aches and pains, or left untreated they can create imbalances in our mental and emotional states. Keeping the energy flowing smoothly throughout our system promotes a healthier mind and body. It would be wonderful to believe in utopia, that we all lead stress-free lives, but sadly we live in a fast-paced world where many of us are affected by stress. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of relieving tension and stress on a regular basis, whether it’s through massage therapy, yoga, meditation, or physical exercise. Find out what works best for you.
Source: Om Times