Дихателна гимнастика

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Дихателна гимнастика са упражнения, които включват активно ползване на дихателната система и имат за цел да повишат физическата издръжливост, психическото състояние и общото благосъстояние.

Origin and history

Breathing gymnastics is know from ancient times in many cultures, and was usually used in rituals and everyday religious practice:

  • mentioned in Upanishads as Pranayama, the art of proper breathing (ancient Hinduism);
  • claimed to higher realms of awareness (Qigong philosophy).
  • as the part of Sufi practices (Islam);
  • the important component in "Prayer of Jesus" (Orthodoxy).

Modern styles

Nowadays breathing gymnastics can be used in various practices, usually for restoring the health or experiencing some spiritual effects:

  • breathing exercises by Strelnikova, Frolov, Buteyko, Dr Faleev, etc.
  • Holotropic breathing
  • Rebirthing

and lots of others.

What about Prana Breath?

The origin of the trainings

Prana Breath app uses training patterns from Pranayama, Sufi and Buddhist practices, doctors' methods, etc. We organized those practices in a handy way so you don't need to read a lot to start experiencing the effects.
Still if you want to go very deep with breathing exercises, it's a good idea to find an experienced practitioner that can be your teacher, and practice under his/her supervision - the Master can see your mistakes, correct you and guide you. It's true about any of physical activity - sports, dancing, etc.

Benefits of practicing

  • cerebral circulation improving, relieving migraine headaches
  • memory sharpening
  • concentration skill developing
  • increasing stress resistance
  • vivacity during the whole day
  • anxiety reducing before the serious events (public speaking, examinations, etc.)
  • boosting mood and improving general emotional background
  • relaxing after a hard day
  • sleep quality increasing
  • need for sleep reducing
  • lung vital capacity increasing, thus voice improving
  • reducing the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks
  • increasing physical endurance
  • reducing the frequency of catarrhal diseases
  • tissue immunity stimulating
  • regular exercise skill and self-discipline developing
  • reducing excessive appetite, which results in weight correction

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