In earlier life conditions, we did not need instructions to breathe correctly. Just like an animal and a child, a person naturally breathed correctly. However, civilization brought changes in human life. Due to our predominantly sedentary lifestyle, we have adopted an unnatural posture while standing, walking, sitting. It has robbed us of the ability to breathe properly and naturally. In most people, external sensory signs indicate weakly developed respiratory organs. The ribcage has fallen in and the shoulders have rotated forward. Coughs, bronchitis and respiratory diseases are common.

Theory of breathing:

The air entering the lungs through the nasal cavity is cleaned, warmed and made free of infection. If air enters the organism through mouth, this does not happen. That’s why you should always breathe through your nose, not your mouth. Inhalation occurs when the chest cavity expands as a result of muscle contraction. When the external intercostal muscles contract, the ribs rotate and rise, and the volume of the chest cavity increases. At the same time, the lungs also expand. As the lungs expand, the air pressure in them decreases and as a result outside air enters the lungs and inhalation takes place. Exhalation is caused by the reduction of the chest cavity as a result of the relaxation of muscles contracted during inhalation. As a result of the reduction of the chest cavity, there is a reduction in the lungs and an increase in intrapulmonary pressure. This causes air to move out of the lungs, i.e. exhalation.

Right breathing – shinier face

Lungs are not only respiratory organs. Degradable substances – carbon dioxide and water – are removed from the body through the lungs. Water is excreted by evaporation. If we do not supply the lungs with a sufficient amount of fresh air, the lungs cannot remove the decomposers and poisoning occurs. Impure air also has a poisoning effect, only to a lesser extent. The blood of a person who breathes poorly is dark. Often this is what causes changes in skin color.

Weak lungs – poor digestion

Shortness of breath affects the absorption of nutrients, which in turn weakens the lungs. Lack of oxygen leads to insufficient nutrition and incomplete elimination of decomposition products, which are a direct consequence of health disorders.

Energy is released when organic matter decomposes. This energy is used for organ activity, work and body heating. The body of good breathers does not cool down so easily.

Breathing also gives the internal organs and muscles a much-needed workout.

Summary from: Gunnar Aarma “Hingamine on elu, seetõttu tuleb õigesti hingata” 15.09.16