Our breath is the foundation of our very existence, and how we breathe can either create a blissful calm, a sense of grounding. reset our nervous system, and decrease stress and anxiety. Or it will create havoc inside your body, create stress, fatigue, lack of oxygen to your brain and your muscles, and leave you feeling terrible and exhausted.
It’s the breath of life that runs through our veins, so take time everyday to shut yourself away from the world, from your kids, and your husband/wife (I promise they will survive) and nurture your body…
Heart, Mind, Soul, Strength, and BREATH
Here’s a little exercise for you…place your right hand over your bellybutton and your left hand over your sternum. Take a few natural breaths and see which hand moves the most.
Proper breath is breathing from your diaphragm (belly breathing). As you inhale your belly should expand and fill up. As you exhale your bellybutton gets drawn into your spine, finding that corset effect of your core muscles wrapping around your waistline, depleting the oxygen from your lungs. This kind of breathing doesn’t usually come natural to most people, so look at it like an exercise and practice everyday, and you’ll get better and better everyday.
Lots of love & aloha to you all!