The search for everlasting youth has been around since the beginning of time (not really, I doubt dinosaurs worried about youth… so since the beginning of mankind, maybe?). The idea of immortality is glorified on TV and Films – stories like the film, Twilight (2008) is one of the popular ones.
Anyway, If immortality does exist – I doubt it will require you becoming a Vampire or a Werewolf, if anything, it will require you to become more… human. The definition of immortality here being, very very healthy.
Here are some “secrets” that sit quietly in the realm of knowledge, undiscovered by most, due to their simplicity:
1 – Breath…
The ancients knew something we didn’t – the importance of breath work. Did you know that the way you breath, directly impacts your heart rate?
Can you think of anything else that directly impacts the heart rate? (Think about it before continuing to read)
The answer is stress – which is so famous, that its mostly ignored!
Bottom line is – breath deep and slow; the slower, deeper your breath, the slower your heart rate. When I say deep, it means your stomach MUST expand, NOT your chest – so stop tensing your stomach muscles (singers, you will know this already) and breath into your stomach – hold the in-breath for a few seconds before exhaling (slowly!).
With practice, this can be your normal breathing – so do it throughout the day.
2 – Sit down, in lotus position, when you eat
Scientists today know that a method to calculate life expectancy can be determined by looking at a person’s stomach (metabolism and digestion) – even in ancient texts the stomach area is an energy hub where you store your life force.
“Indigested foods can cause major problems in the blood stream, intestine and the colon; so to improve digestion, sit down in lotus position whenever you eat; this reduces blood in the legs and forces most of it to go to the stomach region, improving digestion as well as revitalizing the organs”
On a side-note: Many Asian Cultures sit on the floor, in lotus position, when eating; no wonder Japan is known for their large percentage of population reaching over a 100 years of age (besides the diet they eat).