Several weeks ago, I saw a television program that dealt with meditative breathing. As I watched the program I became more and more intrigued. The concept was to use meditative breathing to control the core body temperature while the participant was immersed in a bathtub full of ice. The result was amazing.
The participant was able to keep his core body temperature at a normal level while immersed in the ice. I figured that this was because he was accomplished at meditative breathing; however, the host of the program after a bit of training was able to accomplish the same feat.
This program started my thought process moving. If they can do it why shouldn’t I be able to? I began researching what meditative breathing involves and was surprised that it was so grossly simple. The basics are breathing and concentration. You merely concentrate on your breathing as you breathe.
Imagine your breath as it fills you lungs and as you exhale it. It sounds so simple, but in reality, is not so easy. My mind wanders often and must be brought back to the task at hand. After some practice I was able to keep my mind from wandering so much. I found that breathing in this manner helped me relieve myself of stress, worry and left me with a relaxed feeling. It also helps me to fall asleep as I seem unable to shut my mind down at night.
I haven’t experimented with any temperatures yet. Although I have noticed that my temperature seems to change less frequently. I don’t seem to be hot or cold as often as I used to. Still, it may just be coincidence.
If you have a few minutes free, are just feeling stressed or worried, I suggest you give this a try. Who knows maybe it will work as well for you as it has for me.