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Abdominal Breathing the heart assist pump cure

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Submit Date: 04 Apr 2007
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Remedy Source: Source: A complete Guide to Chi-Gung by Daniel Reid, Shambala, Boston,2000, pp.172-173
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Remedy Description

Source: A complete Guide to Chi-Gung by Daniel Reid, Shambala, Boston,2000, pp.172-173


Natural Abdominal Breathing

This is the main breathing method used in all forms of chi-gung

practice. It's also the way you should learn to breathe throughout

the day. It's the way babies and animals naturally breathe, and the

way our respiratory systems were designed to function. Breathing

this way during ordinary daily activity is one of the most effective

steps you can take to protect your health and prolong your life.

Method: First of all, the entire breathing apparatus should be

completely relaxed, especially the diaphragm and ribcage, with

shoulders loose and slightly rounded. Inhale slowly and smoothly

through the nostrils, letting the air travel in a steady stream down to

the bottom of the lungs, and press the diaphragm downward. This

is turn will cause the abdominal wall to expand outward. If you

wish to apply the abdominal lock, do so at the end of inhalation, but

do not draw the abdominal wall in too far: pulling it in about 1 inch

(2 to 3cm) is more than enough to achieve beneficial compression in

the abdominal cavity. When ready to exhale, relax the abdomen and

release the breath in a long, slow, even stream, letting the

diaphragm rise up again and the abdominal wall contract inward

toward the spine. Before commencing the next inhalation, pause

briefly to permit the diaphragm and abdominal wall to relax and fall

back into their natural position, then start the next cycle.

Benefits:Adominal breathing provides a stimulating massage to

all the organs and the glands in the abdominal cavity, particularily

all-important adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys

directly below the diaphragm. It turns the diaphragm into a 'second

heart' to assist in the circulation of blood and greatly enhances

respiratory efficiency in the lungs. It also catalyses internal alchemy

by gathering energy into the 'cauldron' of the lower elixir field

below the navel, opening the Microcosmic Orbit circuit of energy

circulation, and facilitating the transformation of hormone essence

from the adrenals and other glands into vital energy.

Reverse Abdominal Breathing

This is a more advanced variation of abdominal breathing that

significantly amplifies compression in the abdominal cavity and

gives an even stronger boost to the circulatory system. It may be

used in all chi-gung exercises, but it requires more focused

attention to the breathing process, more careful timing, and more

deliberate effort. Therefore, it is more appropriate for moving

exercises than for still practice, unless the latter is focused primarily

on cultivating energy rather than spiritual work. When practising

still sitting for spiritual cultivation, the attention and effort required

for this breath tends to distract the mind.

Method: Inhale the same way as in natural abdominal breathing,

except as the diaphragm descends into the abdominal cavity, rather

than letting the abdominal wall expand outward, you should

deliberately contract it inward towards the spine, thereby further

increasing the compression within the abdomen. The deliberate

contraction of the abdomen during inhalation automatically

applies the abdominal lock. To further enhance the compression

provided by this breath, the anal lock should also be used on

completion of inhalation. On exhalation, as the diaphragm rises,

simply relax the abdominal wall and let it expand outward again.

Benefits: This breath greatly enhances abdominal compression. It

also increases the relative difference in pressures between the

abdominal and chest cavities, thereby providing a very strong

pumping effect on circulation. It stimulates secretion of gastric

juices in the stomach and duodenum, squeezes stale blood from the

liver, and enhances peristalsis in the bowels. It's also a good way to

cultivate volitional control over the breathing process

This remedy can also be used for:

breathing heart attack