How deep breathing can add years to your life and make you happier

Serena Glow - health, vitality and food

There are certain cancer medicines that cost about $60K but will prolong the patients lifespan by 4 months. After hearing this, I realized just how precious life is and how much people are willing to pay to prolong it.

I was always taught the power of deep breathing. Once, sitting with a yogi guru holy man, he explained that they believed a person was born with a certain number of breaths.

So the person who takes slow controlled deep breath will live longer. The person who takes fast quick shallow breaths will die sooner.

Another yoga master taught me that deep breathing causes the same effect as eating vegetables: it creates an alkaline environment in the body. And in this environment, disease cannot proliferate.

In yoga we learn about Pranayama. And true practitioners of yoga understand the importance of breathing. Firstly, it connects the mind to the body thereby giving…

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