Breathe!

breathe by Hopelessly.Hopeful
breathe, a photo by Hopelessly.Hopeful on Flickr.
Remember the earlier post when we talked about the kinds of gas that make the car of you go? One type of gas is breathing. As everyone knows- breathing is very important. Lately, we’ve been doing the following directed breathing exercise in yoga. I can tell the difference it makes in me and thought that you would appreciate it too. Thanks to my teacher Donna Rixmann of YogaPeace.net  for her wisdom.

Inhale

Hold

Exhale

Hold

# Of Reps

6

0

6

0

4

6

1

6

0

4

6

2

6

0

4

6

3

6

0

4

6

2

6

0

4

6

1

6

0

4

6

0

6

0

4

Translating line one means: breathe in for a count of 6, don’t hold the in-breath, breathe out for an equal amount of time for a count of 6, don’t hold the out-breath, inhale again to start round 2 of 4 rounds.
Continue to line two: inhale for a count of 6, hold the in-breath for a count of 1, exhale for a count of 6, no hold on the out-breath starting the second round of 4 by inhaling again.
And so on.
As always, exercise caution- do only what is good for you and as Donna says, “leave the rest”.
Any questions? Call the office!
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2 Responses to “Breathe!”

  1. Deborah Valentin, L.Ac. Says:

    Wow this is a great exercise! I am going to try it! Warmly, Deb


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