1. Breathing: From the few yoga classes I took I already knew the majority of us breathe incorrectly.
The correct way to breath:
“Try to “inflate” your stomach as you breathe in, while keeping your chest relatively still. Then contract your abdominal muscles on the exhale. Not only will this give you more oxygen per breath, it will eventually strengthen the diaphragm.”
2. Sleeping: Half of Kuwait have become so-called “insomniacs” the past few years so they will be happy to know this.
The correct way to sleep:
“The idea that an uninterrupted eight hours is the only sleep pattern natural to mankind is surprisingly recent. Before someone who wasn’t Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, people in areas with more than eight hours of darkness usually slept in segments: three to five hours of sleep, an hour of wakefulness and then another three to five hour nap.”
This actually goes hand in hand with waking up for Fajir prayer. If you sleep at 12 AM and wake up at 4 AM thats a 4 hour nap. Then you go back to sleep from 4 AM-7AM thats another 3 hour nap. Makes perfect sense.
3. Brushing your teeth:
The correct way to brush your teeth:
“Studies show that flossing is much more important than brushing. Dental floss actually removes the bacteria that clump together between your teeth, without scrubbing and stripping layers off them.”
4. Sitting: My back pain has made it clear that I sit in a wrong way.
The correct way to sit:
“Some experts on sitting recommend “active sitting” (which sounds about as relaxing as sleepercising) using an exercise ball, kneeling stool or something else without a high back. There are also standing desks.”
I think this is the hardest one to fix. Just imagine someone bringing this chair to work with them.
Read the rest of the article here.