What if the breath was a pathway to choose joy? There is a very old Chinese saying that says, “One who half breathes, half lives.” When you are feeling fatigue, lethargy, slight depression, or inability to focus have you ever just done a Breath Check? You may find that your breathing has some restrictions. The good news is that you can chose to change that in any moment!
Shallow, upper chest, or restricted breathing represents so many things. It is a pattern in alignment with restriction, limitation, and shutting down on life – YOUR LIFE!
Have you ever held your nose and tried to taste something? Or maybe you did that when you were young and your parents wanted you to eat something that you didn’t want to eat…so you held your nose and ate it….because you couldn’t taste it right?!
Shutting down on the breath shuts down more than just the breath. It obviously impacts your health and aliveness, but it also shuts down your joy and pleasure of living, being in the moment, your creativity, and your ability to “taste life”.
Here is a simple video that gives you a tool to shift what I call “low life breathing” into “breathing in creative joy”. Use it often!
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I really like your picture of he young woman jumping ‘for joy’ on your home page. May I have permission to use that on my web site. it is very liberating and I am about young single moms becoming liberated.
Thank you kindly
Of course you can use the picture Annette. You might find more like that at http://www.bing.com where they have 1,000’s of free images to choose from. That is where this picture was found. May young single moms be liberated to be all that they can be (and are!)!!
Excellent blog post. I definitely love this website. Thanks!