Monthly Archives: May 2014

Take Time to Breathe

When is the last time you sat down and paid attention to your breathing? Really noticed how you were taking in air and expelling it? Do you normally breath in and out your nose? Does most of your breath come from your upper chest, or your allow your lungs to fill up?

Breathing fully can reduce stress and create a sense of calm from within.

Live Light Practice:

Find a supported seated posture or lay down. Take both hands to your abdomen. Begin by breathing and noticing the length of each inhale and exhale. After a few rounds of breath start counting to four on each inhale and exhale. Trying to even out the breathing. Feel your hands rise and fall with your belly and breaths. Be mindful of each moment and relax your jaw.

Once you feel steady start to count to four on each inhale and six on each exhale. Do not force it. If this is challenging continue with the count of four for both inhales and exhales.

Allow your hands to rest by your sides and release the counting, just breath as you normally would. Notice if you feel a shift in mood or quality of breathing.

Shanti,

Liza

 

 

 

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Happy May!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the first day of the month it is a wonderful time to check in and evaluate your intentions. What do you want to receive or create in the next month?

The rains of April have stopped and the beauty of a new season is blossoming before us. Take even just five minutes to sit alone and ask yourself how you want to be in the month of May. Not what you want to ‘do’, but how you want to ‘be’.

Are you looking to be confident, fearless, courageous, playful, or joyful?

Live Light Practice:

How do you want to be in the month of May?

What is one way you can create that feeling now?

 

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