October Stigu theme is breathe. Our life began when we struggled to take our first breath, and from that moment on we are only usually aware of our breathing when there is something wrong: the misery of a blocked nose, the exhaustion of a chesty cough, or the absolute panic of not being able to breathe. We can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without breathing… Many illnesses are related to disordered breathing, and the solution is right under our noses!
Mini-practice: Sigh of relief
Stick to: Anytime you feel stressed (up to 1000 times da day..)
- In a tight spot, stressed, panicky, full of dread? Tune into breathing. Is it fast, shallow, ragged?
- As you notice the breath, it will start to slow down and deepen.
- That makes your heart rate and blood pressure drop, and your body gets the message that you are no longer on “red alert”.
Feel a little more in control?
Enjoy slow breathing!