DNR stands for Do Not Resuscitate. It is a legal order for doctors to withhold treatment in the case of heart or breathing failure. In the US, 80% of people say that when facing a terminal illness, they would prefer to avoid aggressive life-saving treatment. This number increases to nearly 90% among doctors. This may be because doctors are more knowledgeable about the suffering and reduced quality of life after treatments such as CPR and electric shock.
Have you ever thought about the connection between the breath, the mind, and the body? We often hear about the connection between the mind and the body, but rarely do we hear about the connection between the breath and the mind/body complex. For centuries, meditation masters have taught us that there is in fact a very close connection between the way we breathe and the states of our minds and the conditions of our bodies.