Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Breathe

Each morning I practice conscience breathing.
I greet the day with gratitude and a deep breath.
I release negativity as I exhale.

I am aware that my resting breathing is shallow.
Off and on during the day I will stop and take a few deep breaths.
I fill my lungs and enjoy the oxygen rush!

As I exhale I think of all the impurities I am releasing.

I inhale and hold my breathe for a count of five.
I exhale for a count of ten.


Conscience breathing is good for digestion.

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

Now that made me think, it really did.
Love the photography, really love it.

Mary said...

I'm really enjoying these posts, Sherry. I'm finding that I'm missing the importance of the simplest things...breathing deeply and staying hydrated. These little bits of information will stay with me throughout the day. Whether I remember to practice them is another story. I should find some barley this weekend.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These photos illustrate what you are saying just perfectly Sherry.

smilnsigh said...

We forget so often. So so so often, we forget to simply breath deeply. And when we remember, and do... the feeling is amazing...

M-N

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you!
I have been wanting to do a post on conscience breathing for some time. Finally I was able to get some pictures that helped me tell my story.
When I learned to breath in my Yoga practice my life changed. I now do all sorts of different breathing exercises.
Inhaling spring is a joyfilled experience.
Thank you again for joining me on this adventure.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I think we run and run until we run out of steam. I had to learn how to sleep and breath and how to make drinking water an every day habit. Every now and again I will check my water intake and see how I am doing. It is easy to fall back into old non-water ways!
If you want to feel good, drink lots of clean, room temperature( Ayurveda Way) water. I will add lemon or in the summer fresh mint or a rose to my water glass. Getting started is simple, make a commitment to yourself. I like things to be pretty so I set up a water tray each morning.
The barley water is for weight loss. We can chat about it if you would like.
Water, water, water...delicious.
Namaste,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
LOL!!!
Thanks. I was very excited when I took these, thinking they were just right for inhale and exhale!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
It is amazing! When I forget to do my deep breathing I become stagnant!
In Ayurveda there are different breathing exercies for different body energy types. Learning each of them is a good idea as breathing can help restore balance.
If you are just beginning to be aware of your breathing just inhale and exhale. Follow your breath for five minutes. It is amazing how good I feel after I pay attention to my breathing. Conscience breathing can take place anywhere as it is quiet.
Namaste,
Sherry

Robin said...

Thank you for the inspirational photographs and the breathing tip. We had a strange lonely visitor whose photograph I managed with the zoom lens; a brown goose maybe? Lost? Hurt? Very noisy. After two days, disappeared. Tried uploading his photograph. I get older and more inept. Sometimes it's there and sometimes not. http://www.wonderfulworld-today.blogspot.com/

Q said...

Dear Robin,
Thank you. Where ever we are we can do a few breathing exercises!
The Ayurveda way has different ones for different energy types. My book suggests learning with trained people. I know I can inhale and hold and exhale and I feel so good. I also know I can relax with deep breathing.
Lone goose..maybe lost...
Namaste,
Sherry

Hedgewitch said...

I love this blog and think this is an excellent post!

It has reminded me how much I miss doing my yoga in the mornings. Now that it is warmer, I shall start my practice again.

Learning how to breathe with awareness has been so important in my life.

Its incredible how you can completely relax and affect the body's state by sitting quietly and breathing.

I look forward to visiting your site more and more and reading through your previous posts :-)

Q said...

Dear Hedgewitch,
Thank you for coming by. I am hoping to slowly share some of the Ayurveda ways I have learned.
It is amazing how conscience breathing can improve the way we feel.
So glad you are going to get back to your yoga.
I am hoping, as soon as I am a little bit better, to be able to do a bit more of my yoga. Right now I am working on getting over some health challanges. I will get there.
I feel much better when I practice my deep breathing and drink my water and get proper rest!
I am trying to do some walking.
Looking forward to knowing you.
Namaste,
Sherry

Hedgewitch said...

hello sherry!

I had to come back and look at this post again.. it is so peaceful and reassuring

I'm sorry to hear of your health issues.. I know from my own experience battling with ME, that breathing and relaxation and a sleep routine are SO powerful and healing, though they don't sound much to modern minds compared to pharmaceutical drugs

I, too, had to get into yoga very gradually as I grew stronger. For a long time I just did meditation and breathing practice and my yoga often consists solely of the corpse pose (basically lying under a blanket on the floor!)

I wish you luck and love in your recovery :-)

Q said...

Dear Hedgewitch,
So glad this post gives you a sense of peace.
Remembering to breathe deeply is important. I like to let the body heal naturally if possible. I am giving the body everything it needs to be healthy.
Drinking plenty of clean water, getting restorative rest and breathing is laying the foundation.
Coming up with a yoga time is so excellent. I shall do that!
Even if all I do is corpse I shall be beginning to do my yoga practice again.
Thank you for the idea and the encouragement.
Namaste,
Sherry

Naturegirl said...

Sherry I have been feeling negative as of late so I will try this breathing..so happy you are here! hugs aNNa xo

Q said...

Dear Anna,
I am happy you are here too!
We can lay on our mats with our blankets and breath together.
Letting go of stress and holding on to beauty.
The Orioles are calling for jelly...
Namaste,
Sherry