Winsights No. 29 (May 1999)|
"Breathing as a Way of Life 2"
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1. In this same manner, reflect back on some situation about which you have felt anger or annoyance, or some person at whom vou have felt (or should have felt) such irritation .... even some petty annoyance, no matter how unjustified or inappropriate it seems for you to be irritated by such a matter ....
1. Remember the delicious smell of vanilla. or of some other delicious aromabread baking in the oven, pine trees, roast in the oven, lilacs, freshly-mowed lawn, frying onions, some special perfumeremember some delicious aroma and breathe that aroma in deeply ...
"Stairstep Recall "
1. Examine how you now feel .... take a kind of mental photograph of how good and how profound all this feels now .....
Did you have any difficulty discovering something you felt anger or annoyance toward? Interestingly enough, most people do. Yet suppressed anger is one of America's (and other modern nations') main source of health problems. Irritation and anger are experienced, to greater or lesser degree, by everyone at various times. It is the long-term suppression of such feelings which causes difficulty. Take the head of steam down on your backlog of annoyances and, after a while, you will no longer need to suppress and can safely express, in situation-specific, appropriate ways, such feelings when and if annoying situations arise. Especially if you had difficulty discovering a time and circumstance in which you had felt anger toward something or someone, search out such earlier experiences in your life and "blowtorch-breathe" at least a few of these until they are free and clean.
Using "Calm-Breathing Patterns" to heighten
your career productivity
In any work, before any major taskand before any creative task, especiallynoise-removal breathe for several minutes ant then go straight into the work.
Even the first time you do this, results will seem like a miracle. Your work flies straight, true and cleanno false starts, no hesitations, error rate is almost nil. And each time afterward that you do this, it gets even better!
During long tasks, every half-hour or hour, noise-removal breathe for 2 to 3 minutes; the time spent is repaid many, many times by heightened efficiency. (If you need reminding, get a little oven-tlmer and set it to remind you when the time for noise-removal breathing has arrived.)
Many thousands of children are too short of breath to read to or listen through to the end of any of the sentences they must deal with, and consequently they are unable to get the full meaning. (Some of these children are diagnosed variously as "hyperactive" or with "attention deficit disorder.") There are more than enough children who have reading difficulties for other reasons, to ensure job security for all of those who now are entrusted with getting our children to read.
The same problem also affects levels of perception and thinking. If someone is too short-breathed to have a span of awareness in which several different elements can be considered at the same time, there is no way for that person to begin experiencing and thinking in terms of relationships! Such a person is doomed to only the most concrete levels of thinking and experience.
Project Renaissance has drafted a program for profoundly improving breathing span, as a way to address such problems of language-comprehension and perceptual/thinking level. The main part of the program presents held-breath underwater swimming, resulting in ribcage expansion of about one inch per week. To receive this brief for free and know what to do and why and how to do it (and also for some more ways to test to your own satisfaction the validity of this issue), inquire of Win Wenger by email.
it appears that at least half of all high school or college-age persons with serious reading problems are shortwinded, and their reading problems would disappear if their shortwindedness were corrected. Project Renaissance discovered this surprising relationship in 1983, and no contravention of the finding has ever emerged,
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