With Every Breath You Take

8-13-2013 1-54-05 PM

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Good morning, my fellow Americans and those listeners throughout the world. Welcome to another edition of martialartsbusinessmagazine.com.

What I want to do today is I would like to share an article with you. I would give it to you in a printed form but I have to type it up and I will tell you what, I’m not a good typist. You can believe that. But it was an article written by an old business partner, John Gardener Richie Jr. John and his wife were Tai Chi Chuan practitioners and very good. They showed me many things and he was very good practitioner and very diligent about what he did. He traveled with me throughout the United States when we were beginning our first publication and I want to let him know that I was very grateful for that. The article was called ‘With Every Breath You Take’. This is about prenatal breathing.

Our breath is one of our body’s functions. We, as martial artists, can consciously control. The many examples and methods of breath control exist. One of the least known was developed in China, centuries ago, by dallas monks. This method of deep breathing is called prenatal or reversed breathing. The practice of prenatal breathing, the lower abdomen is contracted with every inhalation and expanded during exhalation. Hence, the term reversed breathing. It was noted in ancient China that the feed is used this method to bring nutrients into its body and it expel toxins and waste to control of the lower abdomen. Prenatal breathing is practiced mainly by the intra-large such as tai chi chuan. During meditation in forms of practice, the first step into appearing the internal energy achieve the circulation because of the impact that has and achieve flows very important that it is developed properly. The dallas method considers the inhalation as yin and the exhalation as yang. They are by representing the yin-yang circle. The breath should be slow and during inhalation through the nose is the single column to there. Without holding the breath, the exhalation should be slow. Again, imitating your yin-yang symbol, each inhalation and exhalation slows thoroughly, without pause into each other. Deep breathing in this way is taught to return one to the state of health of the non-born infant to circulate to your five chi. In martial application, such as tai chi chuan, its methods unsurpassed in chi power. By filling the lungs to capacity, it aids the flare to transport the necessary chi to whatever parts of the body it is needed. Deep breathing helps to vibrate the internal organs which stimulate and strengthens them. The practitioner needs to be careful not to force the breathing cycle but to allow the natural exchange of there. By following this method, one will notice a calming effect. It is a welcome result to daily practice.

Again, I want to thank John Richie for this article and it really does convey how martial artists can ring chi about. Thank you very much and thank you for listening to another edition of martialartsbusinessmagazine.com. This is Dr. Ric Black, signing off again, until next time. Take care. Bye.

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