FREE BREATHING

Healing and balancing effect of free breathing

Respiration, which normally flows unconsciously, has an important significance for the health of the body as well as for our mental well-being. The movement of free breathing is like a massage for the internal organs and the whole body is well supplied with oxygen. As a result, many physical ailments can be reduced and diseases can be prevented. A free natural breathing that reaches into the center of the body, acts “downwards” invigorating the body and “upwards” supporting mental alertness and concentration. With this free breathing has the affect of balancing and healing the whole person.

Inner feelings of the soul are connected with the breath

The breath can have different individual qualities. The breath can for example have the tendency to flow naturally deep, wide and softly, but the breathing can also be shallow, very irregular or hard. A disturbed breathing has an influence not only on our physical well-being, but also on the inner feelings of our soul, which are closely connected with the breath. Short, troubled breathing contributes to stress, however, a free and smooth breath, will help to calm and centre. A natural deep breathing will promote the experience of self-confidence and liberating feelings of freedom.

Free breathing exercises and social life

Practising the free breathing exercises in yoga, new inner soul feelings can be experienced that enrich our personal and social lives. The breath is not wilfully guided with a particular method but always remains in a free flow. Breathing is a great cosmic rhythm by which people are connected. We can leave this rhythm in its free dimension. Indirectly through the postures and appropriate mental pictures, a possibly tense breath frees itself more and more and in turn it can also further free our thoughts and feelings. The creative approach to the free breathing exercises leads to the experience of being centred in oneself and at the same time connected with the environment and with others.