Pranayama and the scientific inquiry into breath
Sandi Cornez's insight:
Breathing comes naturally to us. and for most of us we don't give it a second thought.
Did you know that breathing in a certain way can improve your immune system.? This summer I was experiencing issues with my ears after having driven up to a much higher elevation than I'm accustomed to driving. I have very small ear canals and the pressure had built up so that the pain in my ear was very uncomfortable.
A friend suggested that I breathe through my nose on both inhale and exhale. I remembered that I had learned about Pranayama Breathing from Dr Sue Morter and had even practiced doing it. And so I breathed this way every 15 minutes or so. And within less than an hour the pain in my ear was gone. WOW – just breathe a certain way and your pain goes away.