Deep breathing (for calmness and renewal)
Fast breathing (for energy)
It would seem that anything you do alot would be worth being an expert in. (Ya?!)
Energy in the human body is significantly affected by sufficient oxygen. In fact, oxygen is the only thing we cannot put off having for very long...
Memorize these and then use them when and where needed, using The Pause in your life to check-in and adjust. This is, needless to say, a "core skill" to have!!!
THE CENTERING BREATH
Use this to "get centered" quickly AND to stay centered (such as using it during a conversation when the other person is talking; no one will notice).
Inhale for six seconds, hold for two, exhale for seven.
BREATHING PRACTICES FOR ENERGY - INCLUDING ONE INCREDIBLE ONE FOR QUICK HIGH ENERGY (These have several different names in different disciplines, but these are the primary equivalents, essentially.)
Best for highest energy: Fast Deep Breathing, below.
Deep breathing --> Stress lower, energy higher, other organs helped through movement of the diaphragm and having more available oxygen.
Spine erect, sit or stand.
Shoulders relaxed and not raised during entire sequence.
Tongue on roof of mouth, right behind teeth, keep it there the whole time.
Place hands on your lower stomach to assure that it is moving, instead of
1. Inhale slowly through your nose, having air go into lower lungs (lower stomach should rise).
Retain for one count.
2. Exhale slowly through your mouth completely feeling your abdomen pulling in, contracting as you do.
Hold for one count.
Do not force your breathing. Stop and breathe normally if you feel dizzy.
Breaths (in and out) are for the count of six, each.
Holds and in and outs are for the count of 3.
Comments: The normal breath rate is 15 to 18 breaths per minute but in deep breathing this rate is reduced to about 4 to 8 breaths per minute. People normally breath in and out 600 c.c., but the lung capacity is 6000, which we want to get closer to in this type of breathing.
FAST BREATHING - Benefits as above, plus much greater energy increase, also gets rid of mucus. Most often called "bellows breathing". (Cautions: Do not do this if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, ulcers, a hernia, pregnancy, or recent surgeries or any questionable condition. Consult your doctor always before making any significant physical changes.)
Rate increased to 30 to 100 breaths per minute, starting low and gradually, over about 25 days, increasing to 100.. Breathing with forceful inhalation and exhalation so breathing is not shallow. The diaphragm moves very quickly.
Special caution: If you get dizzy, stop!
Comment: Of all the methods of increasing energy when tired or exhausted, I found this the most effective.