Mind/Body Breathing

What we call ’I’ is just a swinging door, which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. ~ Shunryu Suzuki

I have mentioned that I am reviewing the book “breathwork”, by Valerie Moselle. I am just starting to get into it, as I finish reading an English tranlation of a Japanese locked room style mystery. (Which, by the way, is an excellent read!) This book combines breathwork with yoga, with each day building on the previous work that has been done. (This is a three week program.)

I have just finished the Introduction and Part One. Here Moselle is explaining the physical mechanics of breath, and how breath awareness helps us to bring a better quality to our overall life. Not just being able to do more things, but having better clarity, better focus, sleeping better, and being better able to control any pain that we might have. (From personal experience, I can also say that conscious breathing helped me to lower my blood pressure.)

Moselle also has a chapter that she calls “foundation”, where she discusses setting a time for breathing practice (morning and evening), and keeping a journal covering how your body feels, and what emotions come up during the practice of breathing.

In another week I will be ready to start the daily breathing practice. I will be doing it seated in a chair, rather than seated on a folded towel (as the book suggests) because of a bad hip. I will do what I can do, and am certainly looking forward to it!

That Which Crosses Our Path

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ~ Tom Hiddleston

Life is interesting in the things that it puts in our path. Recently I attended two webinars, one by an Internet marketer that I follow, and one that was new to me. I was interested in what both had to offer, but I chose to not take up either offer. The reason I did this was not strictly monetary – when I thought about it I realized that I had the tools to deal with what they were teaching, so I was best served by using what I those tools.

I am involved in the Amazon Vine review program. I recently had the opportunity to review the book “breathwork – A 3-Week Breathing Program” by Valerie Moselle. I am not only going to review the book, but I am going to actively work with the program, which involves breathing exercises combined with yoga moves. This is something that I feel will affect my life in a positive way, on all levels.

We need to pay attention to the opportunities that spirit places in our path, to evaluate them, and to act on the ones that will benefit us the most. In doing this, we easily and smoothly move our life in the direction that we want it to go in.

(c) July 2019 Bonnie Cehovet

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