Jan 08

Hello Beautiful Souls!

This blog entry is about the breath. 

How important is breathing?  In a few words… it is VERY important.

Conscious breathing allows the body to heal, the mind to calm and the essence of the life force to strengthen.  In the spiritual world or even outside of the spiritual world this is called “Pranayama.”

So what are the benefits of conscious and controlled breathing?  See below.

— Reduces the basal rate

  1. The basal rate is the continuous supply of some chemical or some process
  2. Oxygen, CO2 and insulin are contributing/affected agents within our breathing mechanisms

— Alters the pH of blood

  1. pH is the acidity or the alkalinity of a specific substance, specifically a soluble substance
  2. A more alkaline pH in a solution can inhibit the growth of yeast

— Improvement of tidal volume (TV), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Inspiratory Vital Capacity (FIVC), Peak Inspiration Flow Rate (PIFR)

  1. These clinical terms refer to the volume of air displaced, forcibly exhaled air of the lungs indicating severity of lung disease or lung function, the total amount of air that can be inhaled effecting bronchodilation and needed capacity for effective drug delivery.
  2. Increases in these biological functions can improve the overall functioning of lungs.

— Other benefits of controlled breathing are:

  1. Reduction of anxiety, stress and depression
  2. Increases energy levels
  3. Relaxes muscles
  4. Benefits those with COPD and Asthma
  5. Increases the thickness of or significantly reduces the loss of gray matter in the brain
  6. Helps to assist with the cessation of smoking and the side-effects while strengthening the lungs
  7. Enhances clear thinking
  8. Helps with the feeling of being “robustly awake”
  9. Sleeping better at night or whenever you decide to lay down and sleep

Controlled breathing or diaphragmatic breathing is well-known in the spiritual communities.  This is generally experienced when meditating or performing yoga.  Pranayama is known as the control of breath to enhance vital life force energy.  There are several ways to practice controlled breathing, however my favorite is that of belly breathing.  I also consider this the safest form of controlled breathing.  See my experience below.

For 3 days straight I performed belly breathing while meditating to Tibetan singing bowls.  A you tube channel I highly recommend is temple sounds.  Here you will find beautiful, relaxing and centering chakra bowl meditations.  As you are meditating (either sitting up-right or lying down) perform the following:

  1. Empty your mind of all distracting thoughts…. just be.
  2. Take a deep breath in through the nose and fill lungs to capacity (you should see your belly rise)
  3. As you breathe in, envision the positive light of the universe filling your body (imagine you are breathing in pure love, pure joy, vital health, pure abundance and pure happiness)
  4. Hold the air you have breathed in for 10 seconds
  5. When the 10 seconds is up breathe the air out through the mouth for a controlled 20 seconds (imagine you are breathing out stuck energy, negative energy or energy that is stale)
  6. Repeat 10 times or repeat for no longer than 10 minutes

What I found:

The 3 days that I performed Pranayama, I noticed my energy going through the roof, clearer thinking, able to do more tasks in a shorter amount of time, better air exchange and a feeling of just being happy.  Because of this type of increased energy, I was able to rationally look at situations in my life and decide whether or not they served my highest good.  Consequently, my focus was so clear that whatever decision I made… I felt it was the right decision for me with no regrets.

Regardless of whatever controlled breathing exercise you use, please ensure you check in with your physician.  While many of my clients lovingly call me “Doctor B,” I am not, nor do I claim to be a medical doctor.  However, to be honest… yep, I was pre-med in college, and yep, I took the MCAT, and yep, I was accepted to some medical schools.  However, for reasons only I know, that part of my life did not happen (even though several MD’s I knew wrote recommendation letters that made me cry) and that is ok.   So, ultimately, the intention I had that day while sitting in my organic chemistry class was that, indeed… looks like I will be going to medical school.

While situations in my life did not support the move to medical school, my intention was heard by universe.  I may not be a MD, but perhaps, if there were a certification for psychic doctor, my guess is that I would likely pass the exam.  As such, I openly and appreciatively accept the moniker my clients have given me.  If I can help those who are suffering from old wounds, complications in life, confusion and turmoil through my psychic gifts, then THIS is exactly where I am supposed to be.  And so it is!

Blessings of Love and Light,

Doctor B ~ Psychic Healer and Deliverer of Supreme Conscious Awareness of Self






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