In a day, an adult breathes enough air to fill 1000 party balloons!
If the lungs were opened flat, they’d cover an entire tennis court!
75% of waste is eliminated through the lungs by breathing.
We are in constant interaction with the AIR as we are always BREATHING.
Air is the ever-present element all around us – yet impossible to see – and represented by the sky, wind, birds.
Its qualities are associated with movement, freedom, communication and aspirations.
Air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk we face today. It increases the risk of several lung and heart conditions.
Since the arrival of (the respiratory viral disease) Covid and its impact on overall health there is more awareness about (changing) the way we live. Air pollution in the UK fell to its lowest levels in 2020 since records began thanks to a drop in road traffic due to lockdown restrictions.
As we return to our lives, creating a #cleanair environment should be our priority.
#CleanAirDay and the element of AIR provided the backdrop of last week’s classes to bring more awareness to the health of our respiratory system, and how it impacts us physically, mentally and emotionally.
Breathing exercises can be powerful tools for stress management, congestion relief and the removal of emotional blockages.
Yoga postures provide an opportunity to experience the respiratory muscles under many unusual circumstances: stretched, twisted, upside down.
Breathing is life: nourishing and cleansing.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
The realist adjusts the sails.
(William Arthur Ward)