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Bad breathing is a major contributor to almost ALL illness, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, cancer and many nervous system disorders, warns breathing development expert Michael Grant White. For example when the breathing is not full, balanced, deep and easy, the brain may be deprived of needed oxygen and the heart must work that much harder causing it to go into spasms called heart attacks.

Try this "Squeeze and Breathe" Technique

Best: Focus on Ease
Focus on Ease, Depth, Timing and Balance of breathing. 1. EASE: Find the easiest feeling and most erect posture. Example: Stand upright, thrust your tail bone all the way forward then all the way backward. Let it come to rest in between the middle and most forward position. This makes the muscles and tendons that hold you erect less likely to restrict your easiest breathing. 2. DEPTH: Try the copyrighted "Squeeze-and-Breathe Technique©" at www.breathing.com/tips-anxiety.htm

Place thumbs in kidney area with fingers wrapped around towards belly button. Squeeze fingers and thumbs together and breathe into space between fingers and thumbs to widen them against the force of the squeezing. Relax squeeze, allow effortless exhale and repeat as often as it feels good. 3. TIMING. Let full exhale occur naturally and do not allow inhale for as long as you can without being uncomfortable then allow the naturally much larger inhale to come in and by holding back the amount of air being released, spend three to ten times as long exhaling through the nose. Stay in your comfort zone. Repeat 5-20 times over several daily occasions or s needed for relaxation and or mental clarity.
Helpful: Go to www.breathing.com and look at the logo in the upper left. Breathe along with it. You should find yourself breathing more deeply and easily. 4. BALANCE. When the others are done properly the breathing is naturally more balanced. 5. BEWARE of teachers suggesting you should breathe in, hold, and exhale for any predetermined number count. This technique will often cause unbalanced and effortful breathing.

Michael Grant White is founder and Executive Director of Optimal Breathing. Holistic Natural Breathing Development, without drugs or surgery. Box 1551, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. www.breathing.com

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Author's Bio: 

Michael Grant White, LMBT, Health Educator, Personal Growth Mentor, Author, Breathing Development Specialist, public speaker, & vocalist has successfully helped thousands transform their lives through correct breathing and nutrition.

Mike is a somatic educator using the breath as a focal point for stress management, emotional balance, self expression, and personal power. An ordained Christian minister, he has combined key elements of Christianity, Hatha, Tibetan and Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama, Chi Kung, Massage therapy, meditations, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Karate, Reichian Therapy, Radiance Breathwork™, Rebirthing™, Meditation, Chanting, Toning, Operatic and Public Speaking training, and nutrition. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association; founding member of Association Of Humanistic Psychology Somatics Community, a member of The Rock of Asheville ( a Christian City Church), a former member of Unity Center Walnut Creek California and a member of The Health Medicine Forum of Walnut Creek. Offices in Asheville and Waynesville, NC. Phone 866 My Inhale