Good evening readers
Have you been stopped in your tracks recently and thought…where has the year gone?
Or perhaps where did last week go?
Where did today go?
I caught myself thinking this on Monday. So much has happened this year and I can’t believe it is November already?!
Running my own business can mean that every week can look different and a routine is something that I’ve realised I love – I’m constantly aiming for a routine that works for me to ensure the weeks don’t pass me by.
Something that can easily slip from my routine is QUALITY breathing. When we are busy it is easy to just keep DOING. To not worry about our breath. To not care about breathing – because our body can do it for us… but is it a quality breath?
Deep breaths and oxygenation are so important to enhance detoxification, keep our body energised, reduce inflammation and improve our mindset. Breathing is the pump for our lymphatic system – which cleans the garbage from our blood.
A breathing technique that I use at my Seeds Of Health Morning Activation Sessions is 7 rounds of 7. This alone is a fabulous tool for depression. By increasing the utilization of oxygen within our body we lower our blood pressure, reduce anxiety and panic attacks. Deep breaths allow oxygen to get to the blood and muscles therefore decreasing tension and inflammation. This in turn reduces pain and stress levels. In contrast short shallow breaths can have a negative impact on our mood and stress levels.
Belly breathing, deep breathing, uses oxygen efficiently.
Exercise is a great way of oxygenating every cell in our body and work the lymphatic system. However, as a busy woman and someone who really respects Dr Libby Weaver’s work (Rushing Woman’s Syndrome) – please remember that fast exercise is not always the way to heal, regenerate and cleanse the body. Sometimes those slower yet powerful forms of exercise like yoga can do more good for someone who is already anxious and tightly wound up.
Breathing stops disease of the mind. It can be as easy as slipping 10 deep belly breaths into your day. Or, you could try this easy and fabulous technique called 7 rounds of 7.
Breathe in for 7
Hold for 7
Breathe out for 7
Hold for 7
Repeat 7 times.
NB: The count of 7 needs to be even – 1 breathe per second. Observe the second hand on a clock while doing this to feel the rhythm.
In my clinic 7 rounds of 7 is a prescription for depression. Whether or not you are struggling with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, panic attacks, pain and inflammation in your body or a ‘monkey mind’ – try doing 7 rounds of 7 twice each day for a week. Notice how you feel and write your own experience below in the comments.
Begin to observe how you breathe. It all starts with awareness.
Additionally: To ensure you are breathing clean air in your office and home, you may consider investing in certain plants to improve the quality of your office air or air in the home. I have a Peace Lilly in my office to ensure my clinic air is being filtered.
Fans are also another fabulous way to electrify and ignite the air around you. Opening up the windows in your home for 10-20mins a day is another great way of energizing and cleansing your surrounding air.