This booster is used in yoga and many traditions to calm and relax the system.
First stop, place one hand on your chest and the other on your tummy. Just notice how you are breathing. Which parts of ribs are moving? No judgements here, just notice. Are you breathing into your tummy or are your shoulders going up and down?
Relax and focus on the hand on your tummy. Breath in and imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy that you are gently filling with air. Exhale quietly and completely and then allow the breath to enter again filling the balloon with air.
You can lie down and put a pile of books on your tummy to help focus your breath but remember you are not using your muscles to move the books, you are simply using your in breath.
Go back and how you are feeling, how is it different? By noticing we start the process of positive change.
Enjoy and have a great month!
This article was written by Gay Landeta with the intention of helping you to Create the Life you Want to Live! All rights reserved 2011.