Our breath. Our best friend and greatest tool. We wouldn’t be here without it.
Have you befriended your breath?
Give this a go as you Inhale & Exhale from the nose. Allowing each breath to be long, deep & equal in length for a few rounds, then dropping into allowing your breath to be natural.
Have you noticed that incredibly subtle yet sensuous sensation the Inhale creates as it gracefully travels up the nasal cavity, hitting all them fine hairs & fills you up with energy & stimulation? Creating space for all things NEW
Then there’s it’s partner, the Exhale.
Can you pay that much attention to the subtle sensation the exhale creates as it hits the skin under your nostrils and above your lip?
Notice how it relaxes you, frees you & teaches you to let go of the OLD. The exhale is your teacher of relaxation & surrender. Letting go of the old to make room for the new to move in.
Congratulations! You’ve just calmed your nervous system.
Pull your awareness into your breath all day. The breath will be your greatest healer, especially when you feel you are being challenged. Breathe before you respond. Have your experience with your breath and utilise it’s incredible medicine. Clears your mind, opens your heart, grounds you & energises you…
It really does deserve a lot more attention than we give it!
A great practice to implement is to just sit and listen to your breath throughout your day. Be a witness to what happens and how it makes you feel.
‘Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system. For centuries yogis have used breath control, or pranayama, to promote concentration and improve vitality. Buddha advocated breath-meditation as a way to reach enlightenment.’ Leslie Alderman NYTIMES
INHALE STRENGTH, EXHALE FREEDOM
Thanks for reading! MBY