Be Bold, do not feel ashamed to be stingy, to be a miser, to be a parsimonious, to be a close-fisted, to be a penny-pincher, to be scrooge-like, to be ungenerous and to be illiberal ---as far as breathing is concerned.
You might have been a spend-thrift in your financial affairs, lost your every penny, lost your assets saved by your ancestors but still there are possibilities to survive in this world. Hard work will definitely pay at least for a square-meal a day if not make you rich.
You can practice slow and steady breathing from the age of EIGHT. Your aim should be a slow, rhythmical, steady, deep and complete breathing. A Ten minutes of this type of abdominal breathing in the dawn and dusk in empty stomach is a very great attempt for our LIFE EXTENTION!
You can ask me, “I breathe from my birth, why should you impart this?”
Yes, True. But unless and otherwise you sit aside and erect, close your eyes and observe your breathe, it will never be a complete one. It is a kind of MEDITATION too. It should also be slow, slow and very slow breathing.
The NATURE provides you OXYGEN and if you deny to breathe in properly, putting utmost care, you are cheating yourself.
Be you healthy, be you a patient, be you pregnant, be you having any Health problem for that matter, this ABDOMINAL BREATHING adds to the measures you take for getting cured from all your problems. In the case of Pregnant Women, the child in the Womb too gets benefited.
Sit erect either on the floor, in Sukhasan, or Padmasana or Ardha Padmasana or DHandasana(grandma posture) or if not able to sit on the floor, try to sit erect anywhere on a chair and practice this abdominal breathing. Patients who are unable to sit, can practice in lying posture too, lying on their back.