Imagine yourself in a desert, surrounded by hot hills of dry sand and your throat parched with not a drop of water to drink. Suddenly you spot an oasis. You rush to quench your thirst and keep gulping water till your body is satiated.
We call this human instinct.
The craving and the urge for satiation. Same rule applies to food, air and so many other bodily needs that need no mention here.
Since I deal with a therapy primarily related to breathing, maybe I can restrict myself to air for the moment. Have you ever noticed a baby sleeping? Notice how its tummy moves up and down to the rhythm of its heart beat. Rhythm is so inherent to nature, everything in nature from the sky to the stars, from the nights and days to the seasons, from the wind to the water, everything follows a rhythm. The rhythm of movement.
The biggest testimony to this rhythm is the human body. With each and every part and even the smallest curve and crevice blended together in perfect harmony and rhythm. Yet as we grow older, we somehow lose that rhythm in our body. At the risk of sounding far-fetched, I would say we forget to breathe. Breathing becomes just another mundane chore that our body is doing for the sake of living. Just like so many other things that we do mechanically throughout the day. We basically lose the rhythm of life.
Real breathing is real living. Where every part of your body awakens to the gush of oxygen right into your lungs. And with every exhalation your tummy digs into the diaphragm. Where you see and feel your breath every moment of the day.
Breath is held with great reverence in the Indian culture, its called the ‘Pran-Vayu’. ‘Pran’ meaning life and ‘Vayu’ meaning air, so literally speaking the air of life. ‘Pran’ also refers to the life giving force of nature, an embodiment of God himself in his most diminutive form present inside each human body. Ancient scriptures lay great stress on the simple exchange of air in our body and have prescribed various simple yet scientific breathing techniques called 'Pranayam'. An hour long ‘Pranayam’ session can do to your lungs what let’s say a one hour of jogging time will do to your leg muscles.
Scientific wisdom tells us that the oxygen we inhale is carried though blood to each and every living cell of our body. And the air that we exhale cleanses the body. Simply put, breathing is the internal cleaning mechanism of our body. An efficient system of cleaning will ensure to remove all toxins and ‘bad’ air.
That’s we do at our salt therapy clinic. Make you breathe. As you breathe in the pure salt aerosol it enters your lungs to cleanse them of all toxins, accumulated mucous and impurities. You feel fresh, rejuvenated and cleansed. That’s what breathing is all about!