Oxygen is essential for life.
We breath O2 to fuel our cells and exhale the toxins.
Problems arise when we do not take deep breaths to enable the cells in our bodies to receive adequate supplies of oxygen.
Adequate oxygenation influences are energy levels, mental alertness, metabolism, organ function and release of toxins. When we are not breathing in and receiving adequate oxygenation we can feel sluggish, have weight and digestive problems, allergies and immune problems.
Stimulating our lung meridian can aid us in getting the energy flowing through the meridian. By strengthening the energy you strengthen the lungs and your breathing function. When we strengthen our breath we increase our oxygenation and health.
A simple way to do this is to trace your lung meridian in a figure eight (how to do figure 8’s and more info can be found in my previous post – get your energy flowing with figure 8’s
- START by tracing a figure 8 UP the arm from the hand to the shoulder
- Then diagonally down across the torso to the opposite hand and trace up the shoulder
- Now, trace diagonally down across the torso to the first hand and repeat this action several times.
Another way to balance your oxygenation is through different breathing techniques. I have talked about it in a previous post – awaken your senses: the nose
Benefits of Oxygen
-Heightens concentration, alertness and memory
-Oxygen gives you energy! 90% of our energy comes from oxygen, and only 10% from food and water
-Oxygen is vital to your immune system, memory, thinking and sight
-Promotes healing and counters aging
-Strengthens your heart, reducing the risk of heart attacks
-Calms your mind and stabilizes your nervous system
-Speeds up the body’s recovery after physical exertion
-Provides a natural remedy for headaches, migraines and hangovers
-Relieves temporary altitude discomfort
-Improves digestion and cell metabolism
-Relieves muscle stiffness, support pre-athletic performance
-Lessens chronic fatigue syndrome and gives you better sleep patterns