“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
One of the easiest ways to Tame Your Mind is to breathe! Breathing deeply, with a slow and steady inhalation to exhalation, signals our parasympathetic nervous system to calm the body down. Long, deep breaths can also manage our stress responses to help decrease anxiety, fear, wild thoughts, and rapid heartbeat.
Masters of breath work are able to control their body and mind in ways that enable enhanced states of being, clarity, calmness, and thoughts. It's no wonder that Breath work has become increasingly more popular worldwide as people feel the benefits of incorporating daily breathing practices.
In ancient practices of yoga, breathing referred to in sanskrit as Pranayama, is in its essence one of the most important aspects of a traditional yoga practice. Prana means life, and yama means force or control. I believe that if we can Tame our breath, we can Tame any aspect of our life.
From a wellness perspective, breathing is one of the number one pillars of health. Without it we we perish within minutes, and with it our mind can become a vast vessel of awakening and higher levels of consciousness.
Learning to become aware of your breath and how it forces you back into the present moment is a practice that should be nurtured daily in order to truly Tame Your Health.
BREATH WORK PRACTICE VIDEO:
A simple exercise to connect to your breath can be done like this:
Breathe into your belly for 5 seconds
At the top of the inhale hold your breath for 5 seconds
Exhale for 5 long seconds
At the bottom of the exhale, hold your breath for 5 seconds
Repeat the practice for 5-10 minutes
Notice the calmness, clarity, headspace, and vitality you feel in your body and mind
Keep breathing and cultivate this awareness to with breath everyday. It will lead to a happier, healthier experience and is a key practice to help you Tame Your Life. Just Breathe!
21 DAY TAME YOUR LIFE CHALLENGE
One of the key practices of our Tame Your Life Challenge is incorporating daily breath work. Taking time daily to breathe helps to clear your mind, calm the body and can have profound effects on both your physical and mental wellbeing. We believe that practicing breath work for just 10 minutes per day can lead to a more fulfilling experience, and is one of the pillars of how we inspire people to Tame Your Life
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