Breath awareness for health and survival

Breathing is such a basic function that it becomes invisible to us. Paying attention to our breath leads to a greater awareness and thus ability to do what is needed.

Do the work.

 

  1. Exhale slowly as you walk on your feet or on your fists and feet later on and pay attention to the tightening of the abdomen and the emotions that run through you. Continue to the edge of discomfort and let the breath come back in naturally without pressing it back in. Let the negative tension teach you deeper relaxation.
  2. Inhale slowly as you walk on your feet or on your fists and feet later on and pay attention to the growing pressure in the abdomen and the emotions that run through you. Continue to the edge of discomfort and let the breath release without pressing it out. Let the breath teach you to release inner tension as needed and hold yourself from within rather than from the shell.
  3. Make a constant sound as you inhale (it can be a rasping noise too) and either roll or let someone push you. Mind the changes in the sound and work with movement, tension and pressure to lower the changes made by contact. Let the changes in pressure teach you to manage your inner pressure and alignment dynamically and adjust according to what happens in the moment.
  4. Make a constant sound as you exhale and either roll or let someone bend and twist you. Mind the changes in the sound and work with movement, tension and pressure to lower the changes made by contact. Let the changes in pressure teach you to manage your inner pressure and alignment dynamically and adjust according to what happens in the moment.
  5. Hold your breath and count your heart beats. Listen to the tempo as well and continue until you feel a second increase in tempo according to your current ability. Let your pulse teach you of the limits of your true ability.

There is no secret. Just continue to pay attention.