Bhastrika. The Effects and Mechanisms of Health Improvement. Part 2. Bhastrika and Apparatus of External Respiration.
Bhastrika and apparatus of external respiration.
1. Bhastrika stabilizes the state of the bronchial tree smooth muscles.
The main function of the external respiration organs is the uninterrupted supply of oxygen and removal of carbon dioxide (the main product of metabolism in the human body). Here the respiratory part of the lung (alveoli) “is responsible for” O2 diffusion from the air into the blood of the pulmonary circuit vessels and back from there (CO2), while the upper airways (bronchi and bronchioles) – for bringing the air to the alveolar part.
The body’s needs for oxygen absorption and carbon dioxide elimination directly depend upon the rate of metabolic processes that in their turn are determined by specific features of one’s personal life (the situations one is involved in, the emotional states, the external weather conditions and so on).
And it turns out that since situations are constantly changing, one’s personal breathing pattern (the respiration depth, its frequency and rhythm) changes permanently as well.
All anatomic structures that form the apparatus of external breathing must have some certain degree of lability to enable timely adjustment of organism.
What is it that ensures lability in the scope of constantly changing conditions of external breathing – when one may quicken it or slow it down, thus forming the conditions for gas flow that from the point of physics are totally different from one another? Читать далее