Ayurveda Classes Holly Springs MS

Breath is life. Our individuality begins with an inhalation. During the span of a lifetime, we exchange our personal molecules with the molecules of our environment more than 400 million times through the inflow and outflow of our breath. With each breath, we release trillions of molecules that belonged to us, and we assume temporary ownership of trillions of molecules that previously belonged to some other living being. Breathing is an essential recycling of life energy.

Gardner Lee Fletcher, MD
(601) 268-5200
200 Hospital Dr W
Hattiesburg, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Hub South Medical Clinic

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Jaime R Ungo, MD
(662) 377-7150
North Mississippi Medical Center 830 South Gloster
Tupelo, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Esc Auto De Cien Med De Centro America, San Jose, Costa Rica
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Magnolia Regional Health Cente, Corinth, Ms
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Assoc

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(228) 467-1414
1001 Benigno Ln
Bay St Louis, MS
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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(228) 831-3013
16120b Landon Rd
Gulfport, MS
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Guy Douglas Campbell
(601) 984-5650
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS
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Pulmonary Disease

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Brodie W Mc Alpin, MD
Corinth, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1993

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(662) 534-8166
300 Oxford Rd
New Albany, MS
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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(601) 984-5650
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS
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Pulmonary Disease

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William Russell Edmonson, MD
830 S Gloster St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1998

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James Spencer Jones, MD
971 Lakeland Dr Ste 1052
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Pulmonary Associates

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Breath is Life

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Breath is life. Our individuality begins with an inhalation. During the span of a lifetime, we exchange our personal molecules with the molecules of our environment more than 400 million times through the inflow and outflow of our breath. With each breath, we release trillions of molecules that belonged to us, and we assume temporary ownership of trillions of molecules that previously belonged to some other living being. Breathing is an essential recycling of life energy. At the end of our life, we exhale our last breath, and our individuality returns to the universal.

In Ayurveda and yoga, the breath is intimately associated with vital energy, known in Sanskrit as prana. According to ancient yogic texts, prana is “the flight of a bird, rising from earth to heaven, tied to a golden filament.” The earth represents our core survival needs as symbolized by the root chakra, called Muladhara. Heaven is the intuitive center residing in the brain, known as Ajna, in which our individuality has access to cosmic creativity. The filament represents the channel through which our ego is connected with our soul. Our breath is the delicate yet powerful thread that weaves together our environment, senses, body, mind, and soul. Effortless breathing is a hallmark of healthy integration between the layers of our being.

Physiologically, neuroscientists divide the human nervous system into two categories—voluntary and involuntary. The voluntary nervous system allows you to snap your fingers, walk your dog, drive your car, and perform the innumerable tasks that translate your intentions into actions. These intentions, generated in your soul, activate your mind, which then uses your brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles to manifest your desires in the world of form and phenomena.

The involuntary nervous system is responsible for maintaining a balanced internal state. The dynamic regulation of core physiological functions is known as homeostasis. In order for you to be healthy, your body’s intelligence is continuously regulating your heart rate, body temperature, digestive functions, metabolic activity, hormonal regulation, and immune responses.

Respiration is one of the few functions whose regulation can shift from involuntary to voluntary. When we bring our attention to the breath, we are capable of altering its rate, depth, or rhythm and can even stop it voluntarily for a short while. As soon as we divert our conscious attention from the breath, its control shifts back to involuntary. This ability to temporarily assume control over breathing provides a window into the mind-body connection.

Regulation of the breath is called pranayama. There are many different pranayama exercises that can be used to energize, soothe, and calm the mind and body. The core pranayama exercise is to consciously take a deep breath. A slow, deep inhalation followed by a slow exhalation awakens the relaxation side of the involuntary nervous system and restores the memory of whol...

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