Oxygenate your cells/self

We breathe via the autonomic nervous system, which controls the body’s internal state. It regulates and supports many different internal processes, usually outside of a person’s conscious awareness.

In this western, stressful, chaotic, demanding lifestyle, we are unconsciously practicing shallow breathing….most of the time.  But time honored practices, such as yogic/belly breathing, in addition to any healthy exercise which increases cellular oxygenation and blood flow, is wonderful and transformative for our overall health!  Of course, this is reflected in our largest organ, our skin!

We all need a regular, if not daily, practice that includes conscious, deep breathing, eg. yoga, meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, long fast walking, etc.  It’s amazing that a few moments of deep, conscious breathing yields so much benefit, but it does!

As part of a stillness/meditation practice, it’s really helpful to imagine yourself/cells as you want to be.  Transformation begins with imagining, followed by acting on the desire of your imagining 🙂

What does the featured image have to do with today’s topic?  Nothing but I think it’s really adorable 🙂