“Many men and women go to the human scrap heap….They have not
known just how to pump the human bellows – the lungs; get energy
out of every ounce of fuel, keep their arteries and veins clean,
kidneys and liver from being poisoned.”
That’s a quote from an old book on breathing.
Even in the “old days”, when the importance of breathing for good
health was more widely accepted, the doctor who wrote this book
felt compelled to do so. He was concerned about the diseases and
conditions he observed in his patients, as well as the people
Today, it seems like we are even more removed from the natural
healing and invigorating results of proper breathing.
I think a lot of this has to do with the advent of modern medicine,
and all the wonderful medications and drugs that have been
Coming down with a cold? First action for many people is to take
medicine to help tamp down the symptoms.
Got a headache? Take two aspirin, or extra strength this or that.
There’s even a headache product you roll on your forehead, like
deodorant. Not sure how it works, but the commercials sure are
I’m very grateful for the wonder drugs and medicines that help
relieve our illnesses, whether acute or chronic. They have reduced
much suffering and helped alleviate much pain and discomfort.
But they have also caused us to forget about our own natural
instincts and intuitions..to move away from more natural methods
of handling illness and pain.
They tend to make us focus on the symptoms, and treat those,
rather than determine the cause of the symptoms and take care
If you have headaches on a regular basis, taking aspirin or
Tylenol may help you get through your day. But you better be
concerned about what is causing those headaches, and what you
can do to prevent them.
One chronic illness that hits home with me is asthma. When I
was first diagnosed, I was totally into the “give me medicine,
and more medicine, until this thing is controlled”.
Problem was, the more medicines I took, the worse my health
Mortality rates from asthma are increasing in modern times,
compared to times when they did not have asthma medications.
Why is that?
Given all the fancy medicines used to treat asthma, shouldn’t
mortality rates be declining? What did the oldtimers know, and
do, that we don’t?
One thing they knew about was the importance of deep breathing,
and regularly practicing proper breathing and getting lots of
Seems simple, but it’s true: you can live longer and live
better by knowing how to breathe properly.
Learning – and regularly performing – proper breathing is almost
an art in itself. But it’s actually not hard to do.
It just takes a little time and patience. But it’s time well
No scrap heap for you!
You Can Do It!
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Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2011