- The Tai Chi Yoga Bag is shaped like the lungs themselves. This therapeutic bag should be hung around the neck with each of the two sides distributed equally over the lobes of the lungs. The Tai Chi Yoga Bag is available in three weights…six, eight and ten pounds. The six-pound weights are ideal for beginners while the eight and ten-pound bags are used as one becomes more and more advanced.
- The Tai Chi Yoga Bag is used to exercise and strengthen the lungs. By adding weight over the lungs, the bag provides resistance and helps to expand the breathing capacity of the lungs. The Tai Chi Yoga Bag helps one to control the prana (breathe) or chi (life force). It is not the air that you breathe which works the lungs; rather it is the pumping action of the lungs, which moves the air (prana) Through the organism.
- Pranayama is the science of controlled breathing and is the type of breathing practiced by yogis. The word comes from the words prana, which means ‘breath’, and ayama, which means, ‘to pause,
- The most important prerequisite for regulation of breathing is to control the rhythm. For this reason, we must always remember to breathe regularly, counting out exactly the prescribed rhythm.
- The Art of Yogic Breathing consists of three components: Abdominal, Middle, and Upper Breathing. The Tai Chi Yoga Bag helps one to pump oxygen through the entire breathing cycle, thus using the full capacity of the lungs.
- Abdominal Breathing – Standing, sitting, or lying…our consciousness is directed to the region of the navel. Inhalation: Breathe into the nose while relaxing the diaphragm. The abdominal wall is arched outward and the lower part of the lungs thus tills up with air. Exhalation: The Abdominal wall is drawn in tightly, forcing the air out through the nose. In abdominal breathing, only the lower lobes of the lungs are filled with air and thus only our abdomen executes a wavelike movement while the chest remains motionless.
- The therapeutic effects of abdominal breathing: Relaxation of the heart Reduces high blood pressure Stimulates Digestion Regulates Intestinal Activity Provides an internal massage to all of the organs of the abdomenribs, thus forcing the air out through the nose. In Middle Breathing, the middle part of our lungs is filled with air, while the abdomen and shoulders remain motionless.
- The therapeutic effects of middle breathing: Takes pressure off the heart Freshens the blood circulation to the liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, and kidneys.
- Upper Breathing – Standing, sitting, or lying…our consciousness is directed to the top of the lungs. Inhalation: Breathe in slowly lifting the collarbone and the shoulders, letting air flow in through the nose and fill the upper parts of the lungs. Exhalation: Slowly lower the shoulders and press the air out of the lungs through the nose. In upper breathing, the abdomen and the middle part of the chest remain motionless.
- The therapeutic effects of upper breathing: Strengthens the lymph nodes in the lungs Thoroughly airs the tips of lungs.
- Complete Yogi Breathing eliminates the impurities from our blood, increases our resistance, stimulates the metabolism and has a particularly great regenerating effect on the endocrine glands. This rejuvenates the entire organism.
Complete Yogic Breathing 3 part Yogi Breathing upper level consists of two stages: breathing in – inhaling or breathing out – exhaling. Hold your breath to the count of “1,2,3,4.” Exhaling out, to the count of four. Then inhale and hold your breath to the count of 3-12-6 or 4-16-8 or 5-10-15 or 6-24-12. 3-6-9 Modest Measures7Slowest Measure 12-48-24.
High, middle, and low breathing is where most of the expansion is in the top, middle, or bottom parts of the chest and lungs thus joining all three in complete Yogi Breathing.
The first consists in the pause, which may be short or long between inhalation and exhalation. One should begin developing the habit of slow, smooth, regular, and effortless breathing. The Tai Chi Yoga Bag comes in 5 color and 3 weights: 61b, 81b, and 10Ib.
Not all Yoga exercise is suitable for everyone. To reduce the risk of injury, consult your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program. This product is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling.