Morning breath work

Many wake up and jump out of their bed.

Here is a protocol to prepare the body for a smoother entrance into the day using breath and awareness.

Remember – Take care of the mechanism

First – breathe and listen for the pulse (placing your hand on the side of the neck or just being aware) Coordinate the breath to rhyme with the pulse and extend your inhale and exhale to encompass more heartbeats but without pressing. With time, it will release tension held in the body and psyche.

Second –  Breathe and tense a body part on the inhale, Release the tension once you begin the exhale and repeat for the entire body. With time, it will increase awareness to excess tension and you will let go of it without fighting yourself. Awareness wins.

Third – Exhale and hold your breath using the least amount of tension in the throat (tip from a diving coach) and diaphragm. Count heartbeats until your body tells you to inhale and wait a bit more before you gently inhale. With time, your psyche will connect and interpret body signs with greater clarity and your range of calm under pressure will increase.

 

With all things use moderation but keep plowing ahead.

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