I avoid being still. I am creative and imaginative and I know Im alive when I have a project brewing in my mind. Being still feels like too much of a blank canvas for me.
And when I am still, that's when I realise my sadness, hurt and anger. THIS is why I avoid being still! The deep, dark emotions surface, and I'm left with them, venerable, unable to hide.
With yoga, breath and awareness, I breath into these emotions and stop hiding. I breath into my soul and listen with all my heart, and know that everything is going to be ok.
The more I allow the emotion to exist, to 'be' with it, the more I realise that its not the end of me, it wont kill me, and I feel something stirring underneath.
After some time, breathing into it, journaling my thoughts and feelings about it, acknowledging it and its wisdom, I see light.....joy simmering underneath!
ohhh, sometimes I feel I am far too complex, that my soul is tired from all the many memories from the past,
but what I have here & now is glorious!
Kapalbhati Pranayama is a breathing exercise used in the yoga world. Its a wonderful technique to use for tired mums to increase oxygen flow and settle emotions as well as release toxins to keep you at your best. It is documented to help slow down the aging process. What an amazing tool, and so simple to do!
This exercise is NOT for pregnant mums.
To do this breathing exercise just find a comfortable seated position.
Keep you body relaxed, take a deep breath and breath out normally.
On your next breath, on the EXHALE, let it out like you are blowing your nose (short & sharp).
Let you inhale happen on its own, and then again, blow out your exhale.
You should be able to feel your belly moving in and out.
Continue this for 50 breaths, and if it feels comfortable, do 3 rounds.
After Kapalbhati breathing don't eat for at least 30min, but feel free to drink small amounts of water.
If you feel dizzy or nauseous you should slow down the force and pace of the practice, or stop completely and return to normal breathing.
Don't do this practice if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke or epilepsy or if you have gastric issues such as an ulcer.
If you would like to know more about this breathing exercise or other wonderful yoga tools to keep you well energised and emotionally calm, please contact me about a personalised yoga program.
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