Monday Motivation: Breathe

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“The body is solid material wrapped around the breath.”

– Ida Rolf

Take five minutes from your day and find a space in your home to center yourself.  Let your breath help you calm your nervous system down. 

  1. Turn off any background noise, if possible.
  2. Set your alarm on your smartphone for five minutes.
  3. Find a comfortable spot for yourself either seated or lying down in supine position. 
  4. Place one hand on your heart and the other on your belly button.
  5. On the inhalation breathe in through your noise let your hand on the heart rise followed by the hand on your belly. 
  6. On the exhalation breathe out through your mouth let the belly empty first followed by the hand on your heart. 
  7. Repeat this cycle on each inhalation and exhalation.   
  8. Tune into your breath.
  9. Close your eyes if you want and listen to your breath.  

Any time your feeling anxious, stressed, panicking or need a reset to your system check-in with your breath.  At rest, adults breathe 12-20 times per minute. Over the course of a day, that adds up to 17,000-30,000 breaths per day.  Stay safe and be well.  

We have additional blog post specific to pilates, pre/post natal, bone building for osteoporosis/osteopenia, mindful meditation, restorative yoga therapy, partner and endurance training.  We believe in treating the whole person with a holistic approach and blend our knowledge and training of movement, nutrition, massage therapy and traditional chinese medicine.  

We love teaching mindful movement and are here to support you in your journey. We offer online remote training from anywhere in the world. Contact us today to get started and learn to move with less pain and greater ease. We look forward to partnering with you and answering your movement questions and/or concerns.   

Assumption of the Risk: By attempting any of the exercises, you do so at your own risk.  We make no representations, guarantees or warranties that the information or exercises on this blog are appropriate for you or will result in improvements of your medical condition or function.  

Not medical advice or physical therapy.  This content is intended to provide information and instructions on general exercises that may help increase strength, mobility, and function for specific areas of the body.  It is not intended to be a substitute for obtaining a medical diagnosis or medical or physical therapy advice from a qualified licensed provider.  You should seek medical advice from a qualified physician or physical therapist before trying any of the exercises or self-treatment suggestions on this blog, particularly if your pain is from a traumatic injury or event.