“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live a long life on earth”
Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born, and the last thing we do when we leave.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t think twice about our pattern of breathing…because its automatic and we all do it on average 20,000 times a day.
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment, and accepting it without judgement, purposeful, non-judgement awareness. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically, and has been found to be a key element in happiness.
We associate mindfulness, meditation with being in a calm, tranquil place with no distractions. That most certainly isn’t the case. You can incorporate mindfulness into pretty much everything you do. This creates concentration and impulse skills.
If I told you all you have to do to make a major difference in your health was to breathe differently, would you do it?
Practicing breathing control (Pranayama) means to control your pranic energy or breath of life. *Vital Breath
As you are in taking air into your lungs, you also will expell and eliminate air from the lungs.
Sounds super simple right, but are you doing it in a complete manor where you can reap the benefits of the actions of full breathing?
Down below I have some exercises to help you!!
Let’s start today and form some really healthy habits into your life!
Practice down below with me!
Most people only fill the top of their lungs with air, leaving the bottom portions deprived of proper nourishment.
SAME ACTION BREATHING: Observe your breathing, and then bring it down to a calmer, even breath. Inhale for 4 counts, and then exhale for 4 counts. This calms the mind.
THE VICTORIOUS BREATH: Often called the “ocean breath” because of the sound air makes as it passes through the epiglottal passage. Start with same action breathing, and constrict your epiglottis in the back of your throat. Keep your mouth closed, and listen to the hiss in the back of your throat. This also calms the mind, improves concentration, and tones internal organs.
Another great way to practice mindful breathing is by laying flat on the ground in corpse pose, and paying attention to where your breath is, and start by filling the bottom of your lungs with air expanding all the way to the top. Filling both sides of your chest with air, and your chest should rise equally.
There are many other techniques, but these are just the basics to get you started. My absolute favorite way to practice is when i’m in the car driving. It calms me down, gets me focused, gives me more energy, I have more clarity. It get’s my blood flowing more properly! I feel better! Knowing my cells are getting the nourishment they need from AIR! Its magical. That’s all.
IT’S JUST SO DARN IMPORTANT!