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Hawaii Breathing – The Importance of Breath on Well-Being

The first thing you do as you enter this world is to inhale. Your last act in this life is to exhale. The breath is seen as an essential link between our body, mind, and spirit – moving from the purely physical realm, to the mental, and then to the spiritual. Someone with strong lungs and a large breathing capacity usually has abundant health and energy!

When we are calm and balanced, the breath is usually smooth, even, and steady. When we are tense, frightened, angry, or nervous, our breath is erratic, choppy, uneven, or strained. There is a correlation between our wellbeing, physically and emotionally, and the fluidity of our breath.

Benefits of Proper Breathing

  • Increases the rate of metabolism, aiding weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Calms and steadies the mind
  • Can raise or lower blood pressure
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Helps the body use oxygen more efficiently
  • Reduces stress, slow deep breathing is key
  • Brings better emotional control
  • Improves physical control of the body
  • Removes waste products from the body
  • Improves abdominal tone

Follow the breathing exercise below with a sense of ease. There should never be any forcing or straining with your breath. Allow the breath to be smooth. If you observe the breath and has strain or tension in the stomach, chest, throat, face or jaw, release any unnecessary tension. LET GO!

Breathe deeply with a sense of joy! With proper breaths, you begin by filling the lower part of the lungs first, and then the middle and upper part. When exhaling, you first empty the upper part of the lungs, then the middle, and last of all the lower part.

Inhaling

First, let the stomach move forward as you breathe in. Then, while inhaling, expand the ribs sideways. Feel the stomach move inward slightly. Then, at the end of the inhale, lift the chest and collarbone up. This should be a smooth, continuous rhythm with each part following smoothly on from the previous part. Visualize a rhythmic wave of white light passing through your nose to your stomach area.

Exhaling

First, just allow the collarbone, chest, and ribs to relax – the air will begin to leave your lungs automatically. Avoid jerky movements or tension in the throat or jaw.

Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable and more childlike. Take life as fun — because that’s precisely what it is – Osho

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One Life,
Satori Ebedes
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satori@maunakearealty.com
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About the Author

Satori Ebedes

Satori Ebedes is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. Satori understands that real estate is more than just a transaction, it’s a life changing experience here in Hawaii. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works persistently on clients behalf to assist them achieve their real estate goals through her exceptional and personalized service. With two decades of experience, Satori specialized in the high end luxury real estate market in South Florida, property management and vacation rentals. Satori migrated west from South Africa over 20 year ago to South Florida, through Sedona and ultimately settled down on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she fell in love with the “Aloha Spirit”. She has also travelled to over 15 countries and brings a global perspective that guides her to unite the gap in the diverse real estate market in Hawaii. On her journey she has discovered how important it is to bridge a healthy lifestyle by living in a beautiful environment. Satori is focused on luxury lifestyle properties and her motto is “One Life”. You can email me at satori@maunakearealty.com or via phone at (808) 333-2127.

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