Oxygen is the ultimate triage tool, revealing value as a life sustaining resource when the need is most profound.
The element itself is vital, of course, but of equal relevance and necessity, the system that resources oxygen as an anatomical nutrient and purification tool.
Did you know that’s what's happening when you are breathing?
Revitalizing and purification.
Do you know how the respiratory system works?
Or, perhaps just that it does?
Maybe you can identify the organs associated, but can you identify how they function?
Breathing is the most vital function in the human body.
Humans can live an average of two weeks without food, a few days without water, mere minutes without breathing.
An ally willing to work relentlessly without thought of, or attention for it.
Have you ever thought about why humans give so little attention to breathing?
Maybe it’s our over-stimulated rushed lifestyle, so many other things to think about, why worry about a system that autopilots so well?
Perhaps the systems that disassociate us from the function of our most vital resource has something to do with it? Education and healthcare maybe …
Unlimited, free and immediate access isn't loud or demanding, there's an ease in which we take what is given for granted.
I found breathwork for health and wellness in a hyperbaric chamber, pursuant of treatment to heal a neurological disease. Oxygenation in a pressurized environment spoke to me, I listened, observed, experimented, researched and learned about what many of us don’t know and therefore do not resource.
And then I started a school because breathing seems to me a birthright reclaimed through learning.
Niche said “there is more wisdom in the body than in our greatest philosophies”.
You are the source, you always have been.
Are you ready to go deeper inside the collection of tubes your anatomy is composed of?
The tubes involved in the respiratory process are among the most significant and sophisticated. The cardiovascular river leads to an internal sewage treatment plant. This river moves around 2000 gallons of blood a day, one full circuit every minute.
This process is essential in doing two things, delivering necessary oxygen to the blood, and removing gas from the same, a molecular exchange.
Oxygen poor blood enters the heart from the body and then goes out to the lungs. When inhalation occurs, oxygen is brought into the lungs, where it meets this sewer composition through a thin interior wall, the result of this meet up is combustion, purifying the blood and releasing through exhalation the remnants of waste (carbon dioxide). After which oxygen rich blood enters the heart from the lungs and goes out to the body.
Oxygen must meet the waste at the interior lung wall for this exchange to occur.
The bulk of wall square footage is in the depth, the lower portion of the lungs, as opposed to the upper segment of lung where shallow breathing occurs. Most of us are shallow breathing most of the time, exchanging at a shallow rate. This means we are recirculating blood full of toxins and waste, creating a scientifically proven vulnerability to disease and dysfunction. Oxygen poor bodies.
Using the respiratory system to unburden the human body might not cure all the anatomical symptoms present but it will improve health and wellness based on the science of organic chemistry in our anatomy.
You are a source of healing you are not using.
Breathe with me?
Take a full deep inhale.
Release completely through exhalation.
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