Day #164 (Sacred Space)
A Scared Practice to do in your Sacred Space.
Yogic Breathing is beautifully simple yet deeply beneficial for your physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health.
Yogic breathing can be used as a quick de-stress technique or a meditation practice.
Just doing 10mins of Yogic Breathing can have a huge impact on how you function and your health, including lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
This practice is so under rated. It is one technique I recommend regularly to my clients who are stressed and ungrounded.
Below are amazing benefits of the sacred practice of Yogic Breathing.
Some Physical Benefits
- triggers the parasympathic nervous response which assists your stress response to calm.
- Slows down and lowers cortisol and adrenalin which are the stress hormones that when in overload leads to adrenal fatigue, lethargy and feeling burnt out.
- Increases healthy digestion
- Detoxes the body as it stimulates the lymphatic system and expels stale oxygen in the lungs
- Oxygenates the brain
- Assists with better posture
- Strengthens your immune system
Some Emotional and Mental Benefits
- Reduces mental chatter
- When practice regularly it help reduce your stress response to emotional events
- Stabilises your emotions
- Reduces anxiety
- Increases mental clarity
Some Spiritual Benefits
- Allows you to become present
- Centres you
- Allows you to ground yourself
- Helps to connect you to your intuition and higher self
- Increases body awareness
And there are loads more….
Your Yogic Breathing Practice and How to Do It
When you are starting out, it may be easier to place one hand just below the navel and the other on your chest. This will help you direct the breath and keep your focus on the correct areas of you body.
There is a specific breathing pattern that is to be followed.
Steps to the Yogic Breath.
- Breathe in all the way down to your belly. Allow your belly muscles to relax and expand with the breath.
- Allow the breath to then expand the chest.
- When you exhale, exhale from your chest first
- And then complete your exhale from your belly.
You can practice a few exaggerated breathing patterns first and then calm it down to regular breathing; continuing this pattern.
- Belly first
- Then chest
- Chest first
- Then belly.
P.S. Please share it on your Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site just for the LOVE of it.
And please share in the comments box below because sharing feels good.