The work of yoga is what we put in.
We breathe in and out.
Whether we like it or not-
we're all a bunch of breathers stuck on this planet together.
Something so intrinsic to our being...
Something we do without thinking...
Breath Awareness is the biggest, strongest
most potent tool for those of us with Chronic Conditions!
Just bringing your awareness to your breath throughout your day is
a phenomenal and powerful thing you can do
to begin to help yourself.
We'll get to asana.
We'll get to meditations.
We'll get to ritual and more...
The most potent thing you can do now to help yourself is to begin
bringing your awareness to your breath!
Notice if it's a reflection of your day-
Notice your breath when you are relaxed and calm-
notice how the breath is longer and fuller.
Notice your breath when you're stressed or aggravated-
notice how the breath becomes more shallow and rushed.
This exercise can be practiced for lifetimes.
By noticing your breath you can begin to see for yourself how, why and when it
would be beneficial to actively smooth and even the breath taking
not only the breath but
your anxious, spun mind and body to a place of more comfort and ease.
The idea is to create a smooth even inhale and exhale.
Making your exhale a little longer is more calming and relaxing.
Never ever strain the breath-
Never feel as if you're pushing the breath.
The idea is to find a place of comfort and ease in the breath.
Sounds easy... well in theory- yes it is.
A wise friend said-
Work on Yoga and it will work on you.
See what you find just being aware of your breath...
please don't hesitate to let me know
it's what I'm here for.
Ps- Breath awareness
calms the nervous system.
Breath awareness activates the relaxation
response in our parasympathetic nervous system allowing
a body and mind stuck in fight or flight mode
to release from stress.