Did you ever stop to think that we live at the bottom of an ocean of air that surrounds the earth?
We could live a few weeks without food and a few days without water, but how long do you think we would live if we had no air?
In 1 or 2 minutes we would all become unconscious and within 5 or 6 minutes we would all be dead. We need a constant supply of pure air into our bodies to keep our blood pure and healthy, to soothe our nervous system and fill our lungs and keep our voices speaking clearly.
The first thing a baby needs when it is first born is to breathe air. Air is "life" to a new born baby and that air is essential to that little one right through life. Children should run and play in the fresh air every day if possible. This will help them to be more cheerful, healthier, and happier.
Pure, fresh air gives a good appetite, helps improve the blood flow, purifies the blood, refreshes the body, helps digestion of food, helps us sleep soundly and also helps to heal the sick.
Our homes should be kept clean as well as being well ventilated with fresh air. Curtains and drapes should be open to allow sunshine and air to fill the rooms with life giving elements. We should also sleep with windows open at night where possible. The fresh air will help our sleep to be more relaxed and restful.
If there are sick in the home, the room should not be shut up for them to breathe the same air over and over again. The oxygen in the fresh air will help bring a quicker recovery, helping the blood to cleanse and purify, resulting in greater strength and health - sooner.
There is a kind of air that can energise and relax the mind and body within minutes. It is found near waterfalls, in forests, at the beach and after a rain storm. However, there is another kind of air that can bring on anxiety, depression and even suicidal feelings.
Air contains positively and negatively charged molecules called ions. These ions become electrically charged as a result of gaining or losing an electron. Air containing an abundance of negative ions is refreshing, as found in the bush, or by river, lakes, waterfalls and at the beach. On the other hand, air containing mostly positive ions as found in city centres, airports, poorly ventilated rooms and on crowded motorways, is associated with headaches, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
The blend of exercise and fresh air are important, as good active exercise increases the demand for fresh air and we naturally breathe more deeply.
Take time out of the busy day to take a walk in the bush or some other quiet place and do some deep breathing. It will not only lift your chest, but lift your day.