Re: Deep Breathing and its meaning
For me it is part of a holistic approach to budo and life. This thread is doing what I had hoped by allowing me to see how other people view and define the process of deep breathing.
Physical training is misogi for the body by cleansing the skin and muscular structure, deep breathing is misogi for the internal organs and blood and meditation is misogi for the mind and prayer is misogi for the spirit. Taken all together in a serious training regiment this can lead to a lucidity.