from Rossella Briganti And Gerardo Antonelli
If you want to promote the elimination of physical and mental toxins, practice this exercise in the morning as soon as you wake up and in the evening, before dinner. He suggests it Eros Selvanizza, president of the Italian Yoga Federation and teacher of this millenary technique at the University of Parma. Here are the three steps of breathing that enhances the energy of elimination of toxins call apana vayu.
- 1. Supine or cross-legged sittingPlace your hands on your abdomen and watch the “up and down” movement of the diaphragm, the main breathing muscle. He measures the amplitude of this movement, that is, the degree of abdominal excursion, and the frequency, equal to the number of breaths in one minute. Gradually, the psycho-corporeal tensions ease.
- 2. Lengthen the exhalation
Having become aware of your way of breathing, close your eyes and try to lengthen, very gradually, the time of each exhalation, in order to progressively reduce the frequency that passes, for example, from 16 to 12 breaths per minute. Remember to always breathe through your nose, with your mouth closed.
3. “Clear” your mind too
Stay focused on your breathing. Doing so improves the gas exchange in the lungs and activates the energy necessary for the elimination of toxins. By tuning in to the breath, you also act on the unconscious where the most difficult “waste” to dispose of are located: the mental and emotional ones.