The nature of breathing

Generally, we breaths 15-20 times per minute. If the breath is very short, you can reach 24, even 30. A person who wants to live a long time must breathe deeply no more than 8-11 times a minute. Increase awareness and improve stress response. Increase self-control. Breath is a precious resource that should not be wasted.

Breath Frequency – when you consciously control your breathing rate, you can control your state of mind. Your adventure with conscious breathing start as simply as possible – breathe according to the following recommendation. Exercise as long as you want or need.

8 Breaths per Minute:

  • Feel more relaxed
  • Relief from stress and increased mental awareness
  • The parasympathetic nervous system begins to be influenced
  • Elevates healing processes


4 Breaths per Minute:

  • Positive shifts in mental function
  • Intense feelings of awareness increased visual clarity and heightened body sensitivity
  • Pituitary and pineal glands begin to coordinate at an enhanced level, producing a meditative state


1 Breath per Minute:

  • Optimized cooperation between brain hemispheres
  • Dramatic calming of anxiety, fear, and worry
  • Openness to feeling one’s presence and the presence of Spirit
  • Develops intuition


“Any time you do not have the answer for anything, hold the breath in. The moment you do this, the body will automatically computerize to survive and your question is heard with it. It will give you the answer.”  Yogi Bhajan


Reference: Kundalini Yoga – Pranayam,