What’s the first thing you do when you’re afraid?
You hold your breath.
What’s the first thing you do when you feel strong and in your power?
You take a deep breath.
Breathing is a metaphor for how you live your life. Yet, most people breathe at only about 8% of their capacity to breathe.
Shallow breathing begins for many people at birth when they took their first breath. Their experience may have been frightening and painful causing them to shut their breathing down out of fear. Later, they continue to breathe shallow throughout their lives.
To help open your breathing, do 10 to 20 deep, full breaths every day.
Try not to pause between the inhale and the exhale. So that you’re breathing is circular.
Pull in deeply on the inhale, and relax on the exhale. Let the exhale go without forcing it.
Immediately, take another long, deep breath, and relax again on the exhale.
Continue until you complete 10 to 20 breaths.
If you start feeling lightheaded, stop breathing deeply. You are starting to release toxins. If you continue to breathe like this, you will begin to release suppressed emotions too. If you don’t know what you’re doing to heal them, the energy will get stuck. The problem is that you’ll take whatever the issue is that is trying to release onto the people around you. You need to be with a certified Breathwork practitioner to help you clear your body and mind quicker, easier and more effectively.
Start out slowly on the number of breaths, and build on it over time.
Make breathing part of your meditation ritual by doing the breathing first. Then, relax into your meditation. The breath will help you go deeper into your meditation.
Practice Conscious Breathing every day to experience the inspiration of the new life that is available to always.
Live your passion,