Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Breathing Peace Class June 18th | Check out The Purifying Breath to Let Off Steam:)

Breathing affects our state of mind. It can make us excited or calm, tense or relaxed.
There is a definite connection between rate of breathing and either stress or relaxation.

It is very hard to be in a complete state of stress if your breathing is slow and deep. It doesn't mean you won't encounter stressful events, but you can certainly let them take less of a physical toll on you even when you are dealing with unavoidable stressful situations by not letting your breathing put you into overload.

The Purifying Breath
1. Inhale deeply through your nose.
2. Exhale through your puckered mouth, as if you were blowing out a candle.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 three times.
4. Inhale deeply, then sigh. Again. Again. With each sigh, drop your chin to your chest and droop your shoulders. Think of yourself as a tire letting all its air out. Think of the tensions you are releasing.

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