7 truths about breathing.
Pranayama or asana isn't so much about breath control than it is about unobstrocting the flow of breath.
Breathing is more about building carbon dioxyde to keep oxygen. The longer and deeper you breath, the more you build carbon dioxyde.
Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth creates a Co2 imbalance, makes the body alcaline therefore prone to dizziness, fainting, nerve shaking.
The more you breath, the hungrier you get as the ph level is imbalanced. The body becomes alkaline and crave food. Most food being acidic.
Breathing into the mouth easily results in sore throats, tonsilitis and ear infections.
Breathing through the mouth can, over time, create a shrinking of the jaw which can damage the teeth.
When the out breath is longer than the inhale, (even a few seconds) the parasympathetic nervous system is triggered, leading to a state of calm and relaxation.
Thanks for reading, enjoy the practice!