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Air - 7 Principles of Health

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

What does air mean to you?

For me, air is clean, fresh and air moving all around me. We take breathing in air for granted. It is one of the most important things in life, to breathe.

When you work in an office with no open windows or any fan on, you feel lethargic, fatigued and de-motivated, this is because the air that you breathing is stale, dead and lifeless. Buy yourself a little desk fan and keep the air moving around you, regardless if the building or office has an air-conditioner. This is also relevant at home, let fresh clean air flow in and the stale air flow out.

When we breathe shallow, we create stress levels and problems in our body. This causes the body to increase the levels of stress, blood pressure and heart rate. By breathing deeply, is the fastest and simplest way to relax and unwind.

Dr Otto Warburg, said “when cells are deprived of oxygen for any reason, decay sets in and cells can mutate or die.”

What actions could you take?

  • Ensure you breathe fresh, moving air every day, the more the better

  • Breathe deeply during the day. Make it a habit to take 7 or more full deep, slow breaths in and out when you wake up in the morning and throughout the day (in through the nose and out through the mouth)

  • Keep the windows open in the house and in the office have a small desk fan and in the car open the window, regardless of the temperature

  • Buy indoor plants in your home and in the bedroom. The plants will add oxygen to the air you breathe. Plants like peace lily, money plant, Areca palm, mother in laws tongue. Did you know that some plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen?

  • Practice 7 rounds of 7. Breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, breath out

Fresh clean moving air all around, how inviting
Fresh and clean moving air - how wonderful and inviting

through your mouth for 7 seconds and hold your breath for 7 seconds. Do this 7 times and you will feel amazing and balanced. Practice this after eating a meal, before meetings, walking and even when waking up in the morning. Focus on your breathing and expand and contract the diaphragm. You will feel the stress, anxiety and fear just melt away. Why we practice breathing technique after eating a meal, is to improve the digestive system process the food. Why take my word for it, practice it and see the effect it has on your body.

Check this YouTube clip from Tyler Tolman on he demonstrates the 7 rounds of 7

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