By Emmanuel Udom
A homeopath and a businessman, Dr Vincent Ukeja has said deep breathing exercise has a lot of spiritual and health benefits.
He made this known in an interview with Church Times
According to him, deep breathing exercises are better done early in the morning or late in the night. “It clears the lungs and oxygenates our bodies for good. Breathing exercises infuse, permeate, and impregnate the totality and entirety of our beings with vitality, energy, immunity, and vibrancy”.
While corroborating Ukeji’s views, another health expert, Kolawole Akande noted that people are susceptible to air born disease because we are exposed daily to “smokes, dusts, chemicals, and other dangerous elements come from the air we breathe, the water we drink, or our environment. Some live and work in crowded environments.”
He counseled that once in a while it is good to go to a quiet location to do deep breathing exercises. “With breathing exercises, we are not only cleansed of all kinds of impurities of our minds and bodies”
Referring to some scientific papers, he said, “Human beings and other mammals breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. For plants and trees, it is the other way round. Whichever way, the vitality derived from breathing exercises endows us with “the strength of mind and body” and also makes us be “a beautiful soul in a beautiful body”!
Dr Justin Okon, a scientist says, “Deep breathing is capable of reducing and normalizing our blood pressure, checkmating the onset of hypertension and other ailments”.