Dirgha Pranayama and the Alchemy of Breath
Your breath has personality. It reveals how you are feeling. It is a clear litmus test for what you’re feeling emotionally and physically combined into one expression. In other words, your breath has a distinguishable alchemy. This changes every day. And it is both voluntary and involuntary.
Vitality Through Breath
Breathing is important for two reasons. It is the only means to supply our bodies and its various organs with the supply of oxygen, which is vital for our survival. The second function of breathing is that it is one means to get rid of waste products and toxins from the body.
Oxygen is the most vital nutrient for our bodies. It is essential for the integrity of the brain, nerves, glands, and internal organs.