Four Powerful And Simple Breaths Can Save Your Life

Janice Tovey
3 min readFeb 17, 2022

Improve your mental, physical and emotional well-being simply and effectively

A inflated white balloon with the number 4.
Photo by Janice Tovey

Consider the following:

The wheel, the nail, the printing press, the compass, the internal combustion system, the telephone, the light bulb, penicillin, contraceptives, and the internet.

The common denominator is?

I can almost hear you saying “hey, wait a minute, the title says we only had to read four.”

We will get to that.

Your answer is?

You are correct!

The aforementioned are 10 of the greatest inventions of all time. Their cosmic benefits to the human species require no lengthy dialogue.

Why the balloon you may ask. Can you sense the connection? Balloons are important for birthday parties and water fights, but not necessarily life enhancing.

What is the sustaining force behind a balloon?

Hint.

This compound is of equal importance to humans. Without this life energy, the wheel, the nail, the printing press, the compass, the internal combustion system, the telephone, the light bulb, contraceptives, and internet would be worthless.

The answer is our precious breath!

Breath which embodies the magnitude to sustain or destroy. Our invaluable, taken for granted, and often unconscious priceless intake of oxygen. That is, until the moment of a health crisis, stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, or heart disease. All of which are intrinsically linked to how we breathe.

Our propensity to properly breathe is implicated in a myriad of chronic health conditions.

When we breathe our blood cells receive oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This is incredibly healing.

In days gone by, smelling salts were used to revive the afflicted fainter. Later, the breathe into the paper bag method was introduced to calm.

Much work has gone into breath research. The end result is the knowledge that how we choose to breathe has a significant impact on our health and well-being.

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Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.