Lifestyle factors in yoga (sleep, diet and exercise) greatly help to improve body-oxygen levels and in turn, they benefit your yoga practice. In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz, a yoga teacher with years of experience discuss this topic. Changes in our unconscious breathing patterns help with our yoga practice and vice versa. Which lifestyle changes can help people that practice yoga improve their body-oxygen level?
The most important are taping of the mouth for sleeping. This is to prevent mouth breathing at night. Sleep positions are also important. Sleeping on the back should be avoided. There are five most important lifestyle factors. Movement is one of them. Physical exercise is important. Doing 1 hour of yoga daily is not enough to change unconscious breathing patterns. Learn more about how to get fantastic benefits from yoga from their Amazon book: https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Benefits-Are-Breathing-Less-ebook/dp/B007MS6CS2 .
How much movement is necessary to change breathing patterns? Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s students practice 2 to 3 hours of exercise a day. This helps to achieve normal breathing patterns according to Dr. Buteyko’s medical norm. That standard equals to having 60 seconds for the control pause test or 8 breaths per minute in our unconscious breathing patterns. Some exercise can be easy, but most of it will be strenuous. You can do less strenuous exercise, but you would have to increase the amount of exercise.
One hour of yoga practice and 3 hours of walking would that be enough? Yes as long as lifestyle conditions are taken care of as well. Grounding especially during sleep helps to improve body-oxygen levels. Previously in history, yoga practice was performed on insulating mats. People need grounding or physical contact with the earth.
The next factor is related to diet. There are two directions. One would be to achieve no soiling or residue on toilet paper after defecting. An additional comment would be to achieve a healthy weight. Almost all yoga books in history say you should not start yoga if you are too overweight. A ketogenic diet helps a lot. It especially helps people with inflammatory conditions.
Specific lifestyle factors can be beneficial for specific people. People wearing too many clothes at night decreases body-oxygen levels. Also, carpets with dust can be very damaging to specific people. Other people talk too much to decrease their CP. Certain nutritional supplements would be needed for some people such as fish oil, magnesium and others. There is a 3-day test that would reveal if it is needed.
The 3 most important initial lifestyle conditions are mouth breathing at night, sleep positions and the amount of daily physical exercise one practices. Physical breathing is done with nose breathing only. Oxford dictionary relates mouth breathing as someone who is a moron. Volker usually asks children, “How does it look when you breathe through your mouth?” And they reply, “It looks weird.” Other factors include cavities, foot mycosis and others. Some people would require a breathing practitioner to know all the lifestyle conditions which should occur. It helps for people to start moving in their breathing practice to achieve higher levels of health and make their yoga more goal oriented.
More about yogic lifestyle changes: “Yoga Lifestyle (Sleep, Exercise, Diet) Works [Only if You Gradually Breathe Less]” https://www.normalbreathing.com/yoga-lifestylexercisedietlsleep.php .
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The YouTube URL of this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1T3UALm8FQ /.
The video features Volker Schmitz (yoga teacher and Buteyko breathing practitione from Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Buteyko practitioner trainer from Toronto, Canada).
The video description was created with participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).