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How to Do Long Breathing Exercises

Basically, you need to inhale through the nose for three seconds, and then exhale aggressively through the mouth for seven seconds, while using the whole body to push out all the air. The two ways proposed by Miki Ryosuke are:

  1. Place one foot in front of your body while placing 90% of your body weight on your back foot. Once you’re in position, breath in for 3 seconds while lifting your arms above your head. Then exhale forcefully to release all the air while contracting all the muscles of your body for 7 seconds, while lowering your arms to your sides.
  2. The second method requires you to stand up straight and tighten the buttocks. Place one hand on your abdomen and another on your lower back. Breath in for 3 seconds, then exhale for 7 seconds while contracting the lower abdomen as strongly as your can.

He proposed 2-10 minutes of these exercises twice a day. Even though his youtube demonstration is only in Japanese, it’s not difficult to understand what he’s trying to say.

The above postures are good for those who suffer from lower back pain. An alternative way to do breathing exercises is that you can stand straight with your legs apart about a hip distance with your knees slightly bent. Inhale for three seconds with your nose, pause for two seconds, then exhale through the mouth forcefully (yes, you can make all kinds of strange sounds). After all the air is completely emptied out, squeeze your core by contracting the muscles around the anus powerfully. The squeezing process can last for 5-7 seconds (personal note: I count from one to 20 while squeezing).

You can incorporate the upper and lower body toning with breathing exercises. For the upper body, while you are squeezing the core, flex your arms to tone the deltoids, or stretch your arms backward to strengthen the triceps while making a fist. If you have chronic shoulder pain, raise both shoulders to the ears, then push the shoulders back while contracting the front and back of the upper arms. You can also strengthen the thigh muscles by leaning onto one leg for few seconds, then change to another leg. As you practice, you will naturally know which area of your body needs stretching, flexing, or squeezing, whether it is your neck, your sides, your shoulder, or your ankles.

Long exhalation by emptying out all the air may be the smartest and most effective way of detoxing our bodies. Your lungs become clear, your blood vessels are filled with fresh oxygen, and our metabolism will increase. When you squeeze the core, your spine naturally becomes straight, your small and large intestines are massaged, and toxins stuck in between the muscles and the organs are being pushed out. You can do these breathing exercises while driving, sitting in offices, or standing in a line at grocery stores. No one will notice what you’re doing (unless you make strange exhalation sounds) while you are burning away unnecessary fat and toning your muscles.

A patient who followed this exercise regimen reported that she lost 5 pounds and two inches around the waist in a week, with no diet change. I am extremely interested in hearing some real experience-based stories. if you are really serious of weight loss, please call the office so that we can set up an effective strategy.

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Oxygen is the Key in Burning Fat

miki ryosukeThe picture illustrated here is a Japanese actor, Miki Ryosuke who invented a famous exercise program called “Long Breathing Diet.” After suffering from lower back pain for years, he started doing breathing exercises recommended by his doctor. After a few weeks, he discovered that not only his lower back pain diminished, his weight went down rapidly. In 50 days, he lost a whopping 28 pounds and 5 inches around his waist line. He fine-tuned these techniques to maximize the fat burning process, while toning the entire body.

Similar exercise programs based on breathing such as Oxycise have been around in the US for some time. All of these breathing exercises rely on the one principle– Oxygen is the key to burn fat, not humping and pumping. Since fat is made up of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water, when the oxygen we breathe reaches the fat molecules, it breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water. The carbon dioxide–the waste product of the bodies– is then picked up by the blood stream which returns to to the lungs to be exhaled. Therefore, the more oxygen our bodies use, the more fat will be burned. Long breathing exercises are especially helpful in burning stomach fat. 

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Want to Lose Weight in an Easy Way?

According to the latest report, the USA has the highest obesity rate in the entire world, with more than 70 percent of population struggle with weight issues. Diet changes, rigorous exercises, and other lifestyle changes–all are great in losing weights, but they also require pretty big mental, financial, and physical investments. There’s the easiest, safest, cheapest and healthiest way not only to lose weight, but to improve all of your body functions, just through “long breathing.”

I’ve been practicing this exercise daily and realized many unexpected benefits: I was able to breathe deeper and longer, my sinus cleared up, my waistline got smaller, my digestive functions improved, and all the muscles in the lower and upper body became very well toned. It really is so easy to do–you can do this exercise anywhere (even when you’re driving, or sitting on a chair at office), anytime. This exercise program will also lift your mood, make you feel empowered, at the same, deeply relaxed.  

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How to Receive Divine Healing Energy

To receive the “heilstrom” (the divine healing energy), the only thing you must do is to “tune in”. Groening suggested that, you need to “tune in” at least once or twice per day. There are two parts to this “tuning in”: the position of your body and your mindset.

1.The position of the body

hands-upward-178x300Sit with both feet flat on the floor, a comfortable distance apart. Place the backs of your hands on your thighs so that the palms face upwards and the hands do not touch each other; and your arms (and legs) are not crossed. Your spine is straight (if possible) but relaxed.

If you can’t sit in this position, you can lie down on the floor or stand straight. Many handicapped people were reported to be held by others also. A far more important factor is your mindset.

 

2. Your Mindset

You need a specific mindset to receive the divine healing energy.

  1. You must believe that healing is possible (for whatever the problems you are dealing with).
  2. A strong and firm intention to heal (again for whatever the issues you have–physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or any other personal stuff too).
  3. An open and receiving mindset–believe that “ask and it will be given.”
  4. Observe–the healing energy enters into you through the top of the head, the bottom of the feet, through your fingertips, practically anywhere in your body. Observe any unusual sensations or feelings. If you don’t experience anything unusual, that’s fine too.
  5. Ignore all negative thoughts or feelings; focus on positive and beautiful aspects.

Usually, Bruno Groening circle of friends groups play background music when they meditate together. Some of the most popular music they play are available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTU.

When the actual healing occurs, some people may experience a temporary setback such as intense headaches, nausea, or even skin eruptions. These are considered to be Herxheimer syndromes that occur during intense purging processes, so don’t worry about it.

What inspired me the most was the story of a lady who was born deaf. After practicing this particular program for six months, she was able to hear in one of her ears, then after three months, the other ear “popped.” Extensive medical evaluations and tests confirmed that her hearing became “normal.” I believe this happened in late 1980s in Germany.

It really doesn’t take much to receive the divine healing energy. 5 minutes twice a day with a clear intent to heal with an open mind is all it takes. This program certainly helps me in feeling more grounded, peaceful, and energetic. Please let me know what your experiences are with this wonderful program. If you want to attend Bruno Groening meetings in New Jersey, let me know. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Bruno Groening Healing?

Before I get to what Bruno Groening method is, let me explain why I think this particular program will do a wondrous work for anxiety patients. I personally believe the deepest root of anxiety and other psychological orders are spiritual in nature. Many anxiety patients fail to see that they are connected with the benevolent force of life processes. Since they tend to amplify hostile, cold, and unresponsive elements, they often feel bewildered in dealing with a seemingly gigantic negative energy field. Bruno Groening method will certainly assist anxiety-prone folks, as well as any other human beings, in shifting their focus from the negativity to the positive.  

Who is Bruno Groening?

BgroeninggemBruno Groening (1906 – 1959) was a German mystic who advocated “faith healing” in the 1940s and 1950s. He never received any formal medical training. He did not diagnose or treat anyone, yet thousands of people were cured “miraculously,” simply following his teachings. It was sort of like how Jesus healed people–blind could see, crippled could walk, deaf could hear. It sounds like a fairy tale, however there are innumerable medically proven records to verify complete healing.

The core of his teachings can be summarized in two sentences: 1. Health is the natural state of being of all living beings; 2. Any illnesses, including psychological ones, can be overcome once people start opening themselves to the “divine healing force” which he called “Heilstrom”–translated as “healing waves” or “healing energy.

According to Groening, human beings are like batteries that tend to use up the energy.  To maintain health, one needs to be recharged by the “divine healing energy” that is available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. He said that when one “tunes in” to this divine healing energy regularly and consistently, healing can occur spontaneously.

Even to this date, a significant number of miracle healing is occurring thru Bruno Groening programs. In almost all countries in the world, there are “free” Bruno Groening “circle of friends” programs available. You can check https://www.bruno-groening.org/en to find out whether the program is available in your geographic location.

If you can’t attend their meetings, that’s OK too. Just follow the steps listed in the following article.

 

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On Anxiety Again

Overwhelming responses I’ve received from my last blog articles on anxiety made me re-think about how we can deal with this annoying, consuming, and persistent issue. It seems as if nobody is immune to anxiety lately. How can we be OK in the midst of ever chaotic political sceneries, financial uncertainties, stories of war after war, potential nuclear attacks, GMOs, toxic dumps, vaccine scares, etc.  Fortunately, I think I’ve found an effective way to deal with our inner demons in a much more constructive manner — to strengthen not only our mind, but our body and spirit.

anxietyAnxiety, depression, irritability, self-doubt, or desolateness do not easily go away with drug therapies, acupuncture treatments, or talking to therapists. All of these should help, but the most powerful tool we can rely on is our own inner strength. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a super simple, easy, and relaxed method called Bruno Groening healing program in dealing with my own inner conflicts. The results have been outstanding.

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The Buddhist Triangle

There are many acupuncture points in addressing anxiety issues.  Most famous one is called “YinTang” which is located in the midpoint between the eyebrows. Another one is “TaiYang” which is right on the temples, between the outer edge of the eyes and the hairline. I’ve written about these points many times previously. Beside these points, many doctors in China use the Buddhist triangle points in treating anxiety and depression.

buddhist triangleThe Buddhist triangle is situated on your wrist. As shown in the picture, three points–Lung 9, Pericardium 6, and Heart 7– form a triangle on the palmar side of the wrist. Three of these points form a potent combination to reduce anxiety and calm the nervous system.  

Lung 9 (On the radial crease of the wrist where the radial artery pulsates): As the ‘source point’ of the Lung meridian, this point opens up the blockage of the entire Lung meridian. This point makes breathing easier, reduce phlegms, eliminate asthmatic conditions, and warm cold hands and feets. Since the Lung is directly associated with “grief and sadness,” opening up Lung 9 will alleviate overall feeling of sadness, depression, heaviness of the heart.

Pericardium 6 (On the palmar aspect of the forearm, about 1.5 inches above the crease of the wrist, between two tendons): PC 6 opens the chest, protects the heart, calms the spirit, relieves nausea and vomiting. This is an extremely popular and useful point. It is very helpful in treating insomnia, melancholiness, and repressed emotions.

Heart 7 (On the ulnar crease of the wrist between two tendons): Called ShenMen (meaning the gate of spirit), HT7 is the source point of the heart meridian. This point is widely used in treating insomnia, amnesia, cardiac pain, palpitations due to fright, mania, epilepsy, and even stupor. HT7 is “the” point for emotional issues, especially excessive anxiety and worry.

A gentle but firm pressure on these triangle points for 4-5 seconds each, twice a day, may provide a significant relief in dealing with anxiety, depression, frustration, eating disorders, pent-up anger, and other repressive emotions. You can use blunt side of a ballpoint pen in pressing these points.