Here is another book that was a life-changer for me. First published in 1938, the Rajah of Aundh describes the Surya Namaskar (Salute to the Sun) and the wonderful benefits they bring.
Here is what it says about deep breathing.
'No matter what your physical troubles are, deep breathing will help to overcome them. It helps to cure cold feet by bringing more oxygen into the blood. It helps to drive away constipation by giving internal massage to the bowels. It helps to overcome torpid liver by the exercise given to that organ. It helps to cure rheumatism by securing enough oxygen to burn up some of the foreign deposits in various parts of the body. It costs nothing and has only good after-effects.'
If you have lost the knack to breathe deeply, pop along to the Breathing Club and find the time and space to rediscover it.
Caroline practises and teaches yoga in Glasgow Scotland and runs The Publishing Cupboard. She is the creator of the Nod off Series (where yoga meets grammar learning). If you want to get to grips with French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese grammar, in a pain-free yogic way, visit www.nodoff.co.uk
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