Every inhale brings in new life, nourishment and energy.
Every exhale is a release and letting go.
Our breath reflects the ebb and flow of life itself.
This quote stood out for me today:
“Sometimes you don’t realize the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.”
When you find yourself tense, overwhelmed or feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Take a moment and connect with your breath.
Do you notice that there is a slight pause at the end on the inhale as you hold onto the air? This holding on creates more tension in our body and it feels so good to release some of it in this simple exercise:
Take a nice big inhale and then sigh on the exhale. Really focus on the noise you can make when you breath out! Make it loud and long. The biggest and best sigh in the world.
Next, If this feels good, bring your shoulders up to your ears on your inhale and then release them down your back on the exhale.
You may want to bring in some shoulder rolls now. Inhale raising your shoulder up and then exhale releasing forwards. (3 times) Then inhale raising them up and exhale releasing them backwards (3 times).
The weight of the world is being lifted off your shoulders. As you practice this can you feel the burden releasing?