Oxygenate your Blood?
What if you asked your boss, or asked yourself, if you are your own boss, for a breathing break? Why not? The smokers take smoking breaks!
Seriously, Alan Hymes, M.D., a co-author of Science of Breath, described the process of the oxygenation of the blood. He did so to validate the co-authorship of Swami Rami, a Yogi, who, like all of we Yogis and Yoginis, teach breathing exercises. Dr. Hymes pointed out the important obvious. Gravity pools most of the blood in our lungs towards the bottom of our lungs (assuming we are not in a headstand). So we use this scientific explanation to choose yoga belly breathing to boost our blood alkalinity, any time, any where! On the inhale, get the air into the bottom of your lungs, and more of the oxygen in that breath will go into your blood stream than if you took in a shallow breath. And yes, oxygenated blood alkalizes all organs in the body, including the brain.
You can also do this standing straight, feet parallel, and hip distance apart, with your hands and arms relaxed down on your sides.
Eyes may be open or closed, but if you have privacy, or are with people doing this together, close your eyes and focus on the point between your eyebrows. All inhales and exhales in this exercise are equal in duration and in effort.
This breathing technique can be done anywhere, and as often as you desire. When you work your way up to three minutes, you will notice your energy is heightened. This oxygen will allow your body to perform better, in addition to allowing your body to heal itself.