Breathing – core to your health Part -II

Affirmative action, Breathing, Health, Human Brain

Yesterday I wrote about how John Nester’s book Breath and Baba Ramdev’s Pranayam exercises have helped me realise the importance of proper breathing.

Today I will just talk about some of the experiments which John Nester speaks about and how I felt after that.

One of the breathing exercises he talks about is 5-6 second inhale and similarly 5-6 second exhale. He’s given various examples of how different religious hymns have a cycle which corresponds to this breathing pattern. I have tried doing this in two ways.

One while moving from one concentrated task to another, I try to keep a gap of about 10 minutes during which I try to break away from my computer screen. During this time I try to focus on this breathing cycle. It helps me in feeling less exhausted from tasks, though I am not sure if this is the only reason but I do think breathing this way helps.

The other time I have experimented with this breathing pattern is just before sleeping. I lie on the bed and for the next few minutes I keep breathing in this manner. Slowly all the thoughts of the day start disappearing as I concentrate on the breathing. I think that is a major benefit. As long as you keep thinking about the events of the day, the brain keeps in hyper drive.

I will add one thing over here though. While doing this breathing pattern, I have in parallel also started writing down all the thoughts which come to me on a piece of paper or on my cell phone for taking action. This could also be helping get my brain to wind down.

If you have trouble getting to sleep in the night, try this and let me know your comments below.

Till next time…..

Changing the narrative

compounding, Financial Independence, Health, Marketing

Hello Everyone. Its been quite a few months since I wrote on my blog. I hope all of you, your families and near and dear ones are safe during these tough times.

I have been contemplating a lot about what should constitute my next items on the blog and the structure. While I have been writing over the last few years on “The Magic of Compounding” and its ability to create “Financial Freedom” I was wondering what would be the outcome for someone to achieve financial freedom. Is that outcome really worth the effort.

So that’s what’s been keeping my mind occupied. I have been reading a lot of books in the meantime, which I will analyse in the coming weeks. The biggest benefit which I could think for getting “Financial Freedom” is to have a life well lived. So compounding becomes a tool to get financial freedom and the freedom you get helps you live your life to a full potential or at least with less regrets of “What Could have Been”.

To be able to “Live Life Well” then you need to have other things also.

  1. You need to be in good health – if you don’t have health then all you will think of is your ailments – but if you have good health then you can dream about other things
  2. You need to be able to dream and change contexts from your present scenario – which means you need to gain more knowledge, visit new places and gain more varied experiences
  3. You need to excel on your own Unique Abilities ( a term Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach uses very often)

Let me know your comments below on what else you think is needed to “live life well”

So I will be changing the narrative of my blog as we go forward – I will not only talk about “Compounding” and “Financial Freedom” which I am very passionate about, but also look at other areas like Marketing and Health.

Marketing and being able to present things and interact with people has been one of my areas which I think I am very good at. So I would like to share those ideas as I come across them.

In addition I have been very fascinated with how improving my daily health habits has helped me improve myself. A lot of you could be in a similar boat so I would love to share those aspects as well.

When I started blogging my emphasis was to help people especially youngsters to avoid the mistakes that I had made as I reached middle age in my financial abilities.

Now while I will keep on that, the narrative would change to also include how a better health and better marketing could help write on our tombstone – This Person Lived Her/His Life Well

So till next time ….

Carpe Diem!!!