Yoga Health Benefits Comes Only with ... Breathing Retraining
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author - Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD - Last updated on August 9, 2018
In this YouTube video below, Volker Schmitz (yoga and breathing teacher from Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Toronto, Canada) discuss sources or causes of yoga benefits.
What is yoga?
Yoga is known as a physical, mental, and spiritual system that was born
in ancient India. The purpose of this system is to achieve superior physical
and mental health. The practice of yoga involves breathing exercises, postures
(asanas), various procedures, and lifestyle changes. Mindfulness
and meditation are parts of many yoga practices. As about health benefits, yoga, for
centuries, had been used to fight chronic diseases and it could accomplish this
goal in the past, with striking success. Modern yoga is totally different and,
in many respects, is opposite to what was taught by classic yoga
gurus. It especially relates to understanding how we should breathe in
order to have great health (see links to ancient vs. modern
yoga quotes below).
What is the essence of yoga?
Many modern people believe that yoga is mainly about postures,
although mindfulness and meditation are becoming more and more popular. Yoga
teachers spend most of their time, during yoga classes, on breathing: often
over 90% of all time in total. Yoga teachers generally ignore and devalue
breathing. They say that it is good to breathe more air and have deep breathing as if hyperventilation provides more oxygen to body cells. Traditional yoga views on
yoga breathing are very
There is a page that provides quotes about breathing from classic Yoga
Sanskrit manuscripts written many centuries ago, such as the Gheranda
Samhita, the Shiva Samhita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You can find this link as your bonus content right here below.
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One may spend years practicing asanas and thousands of hours doing
breathing exercises, but if his or her body-oxygen levels remain unchanged, he
or she will suffer from the same health problems. The essence of yoga is in the
correct (or ideal) automatic breathing day and night for maximum
oxygenation of the body cells. This breathing pattern is diaphragmatic, very
slow and light. It ensures up to 2-3 minutes for the body-oxygen test and
over 7-8 minutes for maximum breath holding time due to highest possible
body-O2 levels. Do you know that ancient yoga texts viewed very long breath holds
as crucial qualities of real yoga masters? You can find out more about this below.
Yoga Benefits Are in Breathing Less (Amazon Kindle Book)
Modern yoga teaching also claims that CO2 is toxic waste gas. Hence,
we do not need carbon dioxide in cells and organs. However, medical
research proved that we require normal CO2 levels in organs and cells,
and if CO2 drops 4-5 times below the norm, we are going to die in
minutes. Modern science completely supports old or traditional yoga breathing.
Therefore, it is easy to show that:
1. Present-day yoga teachers perverted the classical ancient yoga wisdom.
2. They are not educated in the basics of physiology and respiration.
3. They promote those ideas that can worsen or even cause many chronic health problems.
If you have a Kindle reader or some other reading devices, you
can get this book from the Amazon Kindle store.
There is a paperback version of this book. Click this link "Yoga Benefits Are in Breathing Less" (Kindle) or "Yoga Benefits Are in Breathing Less" (paperback),
or use the link on the right (the image of the book) to visit the webpage
on Amazon.com. Success in your yoga journey!
Related web pages Yoga video
about mistakes of modern yoga gurus and ancient wisdom of classic
yoga teaching Yoga breathing provides quotes about the
essence of yoga by Dr. Kp Buteyko, a leading Soviet physiologist. This page
also has a graph for the ideal breathing pattern at rest for maximum
body oxygenation Bikram or hot yoga benefits analyzes
one of the most popular forms of modern yoga. This page also explains
views of modern yoga Bikram teachers (you can read their exact quotes about
breathing and cabin dioxide) and why it has limited health effects (mainly
due to perspiration) Pranayama focuses on benefits of
Pranayama based on slower breathing, high CO2, and CP. Who and how can get
the best benefits from yoga Pranayama.