"God formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Then man became a living being." ~~ Genesis 2:7 -- Holy Bible
When God breathed life into Adam, he began a chain reaction which is still going on today. Every breath taken began with breath from that One and provides fuel to give every action its sway. In so many ways, our breathing determines our life. The more natural and rhythmic our breath, the more alert is the tune to our sources of strife. Life is breathed into our veins as they exhale death. Inhale, and rejuvenating energy flows through each and every cell via oxygen in the blood which carries back to the lungs a toxic brew, exhaled to gather another life-giving flood. Peace and serenity can be felt in fingertips, down to the toes as focused breathing slows-- relaxing thought, exhaling tension 'tween our lips, calming response to life's external throes. Speeding the process with controls in place can ease intense pain or fuel an activity burst. Smooth, rhythmic breathing can set the pace whether it is focused and slow, or heated and fast. Meditation, relaxation, tantric energy or Lamaze-- all are breathworks for a cause of report-- whether for yoga, Taoism, or some healthy exercise, 'tis a breath of fresh air--of a Godly sort.
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