Section 3: Health and Life Choices, Article 11

Pure, Fresh Air

“Thus saith Yehuveh Elohim, . . .
He that giveth breath unto the people: . . .
I Yehuveh have called thee in righteousness,
and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee.” 
Isaiah 42:5-6.

t creation Yehuveh Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” “The spirit of Elohim hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” That breath of life continues to sustain us. “Thou takest
away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.” Without it, in only moments we suffocate or drown. Genesis 2:7; Job 33:4; Psalms 104:29.
        But have you recently taken a serious look at the importance of
your breath, your lungs, and of what you are breathing? People who suffer with asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, or any other breathing or lung disorder have been forced to take this serious look, but for many of them it is far too late.

        Since breathing is one of the functions your body automatically controls you would think “it comes naturally,” but it doesn’t.  There are several things about breathing that we need to keep in focus.
Posture and position have everything to do with enabling your lungs to take in sufficient air. Walking, standing and sitting, we need to keep the back straight and the shoulders back so the lungs can fill and empty efficiently. At night we need such support for the body and head that the air passages are open and free of obstruction. Children and especially infants need to be positioned so they can breathe easily all night. Covers over the face or head will likely force the lungs to take in the same oxygen-depleted air which had just been exhaled. Such air cannot possibly supply the body’s needs for oxygen.
Active exercise in the open air enhances breathing. Rather than concentrating on a few regular deep-breathing exercises, why not spade up a garden or chop and stack fire wood. You’ll breathe! Bicycle, jog, or walk a brisk mile if you don’t live where gardening or firewood are an option! But take a thoughtful look at how you can change your lifestyle to make practical labor a part of your living so you breathe deeply naturally!
        Congestion from head colds, flu, and related illnesses, as well as more serious diseases such as asthma and emphysema,
disable the breathing system. Consider the most natural ways to prevent contracting these illnesses (a consideration of diet or lifestyle to build immunity, increasing water intake, wearing more protective clothing, guarding exposure to others who are ill) and the most natural remedies if you do succumb to these situations.

Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:     24 October 2005
Latest Update:             8 January 2010

Complete Study Guide to Article 11   

Your Lungs        What are You Breathing?        This Matter of Oxygen        Inspiration       

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