The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Gen. 2:7)
Oxygen is your greatest and first source of energy. It is the fuel required for the proper operation of all your body systems. Only 10% of your energy comes from food and water, 90% of your energy comes from oxygen. Oxygen gives your body the ability to rebuild itself. Oxygen detoxifies the blood and strengthens the immune system. Oxygen displaces or burns deadly free radicals neutralize environmental toxins and destroy anaerobic bacteria, parasites, microprobes, and viruses.
Oxygen greatly enhances the body’s absorption of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and other important nutrients. Oxygen enhances brain power and memory. Oxygen can beneficially affect your learning ability. The ability to think, feel and act is all dependent on oxygen. It calms the mind and stabilizes the nervous system. It heightens concentration and awareness. As you age, the oxygen deficiency increases, it takes longer to learn, and your retention span is decreased.
I don’t know about you, but this seems like a simple solution to a lot of our health issues. It is reported that people in Western cultures barely use one-fifth of the lung’s capacity to increase the oxygen flow to their bodies. The following can be linked to shallow breathing: headaches, muscular aches and pain, stiff joints poor eyesight, poor hearing, sore throats, and respiratory ailments such as emphysema, asthma, sinus infections and bronchitis. Lack of oxygen plays a major role in causing cells to become cancerous.
The first place to start to build your oxygen levels is to daily practice deep-breathing techniques. Sit up straight, breathe in deeply through the nose and fill your lungs with oxygen. Hold your breath for a few seconds and slowly release the carbon monoxide out through the mouth. Do this several times a day! It’s excellent for relaxation.
Excerpts are taken from “How to Feel Great all the Time” by Valerie Saxion