Breath-Fast

A Donation based Breathing and meditation event, all polished of with Breakfast

All Donations go towards Tonic Music a local charity

My goal is to get people to work on there inner bodies and minds, as I believe that a healthy person starts from the inside.Having suffered with depression and anxiety, I know have a box of tools I can use to help me manage difficult situations. Through using breathe work, visualisation techniques, daily mantras and affirmations to help us unblock those negative mind patterns and beliefs they we have built up.

So this is why I've created Breath-fast, an event where I'll share some breathing techniques, and some positive and easy meditation guides.

We then all hang around, chat and have breakfast. Its a great way to start the day. 

Next Event is at Canoe lake leisure

Sunday 15th December 10.30am-12.30

Canoe Lake Leisure - St Helens Parade, Southsea, PO4 9RF 

 

Here are some of my favourite breathing techniques, that anyone can incorporate in to there daily lives. 

 

 

Deep belly breathing exercise with positive thoughts 

 

This calming breathing technique for stress, anxiety and panic takes just a few minutes and can be done anywhere.

You will get the most benefit if you do it regularly, as part of your daily routine. You can do it standing up,  but preferably sitting in a chair that supports your back, (I use the sofa propped up with pillows) or lying on the floor.

Make yourself as comfortable as you can. You don’t have to sit crossed legged you just need to be comfortable with a straight spine to allow the breath to flow in and out easily.

 

If you're lying down, place your arms a little bit away from your sides, with the palms up if you want to feel more energised and palms down if you want to feel more grounded. Let your legs be straight, or have your feet flat on the floor roughy hip width apart and allow your knees to knock in together if you suffer with any lower back issues.

 

If you're sitting, allow your arms to be soft, and pace your hands where ever they feel comfortable.

 

 

  • Begin by connecting to your breathe and allow it just to flow in and out of the nose for a few rounds. Then without forcing it, let your breath flow as deep down into your belly as is comfortable.

  • Breathe in gently and regularly. 

  • Once you have established a breathing pattern breathing deep in to the belly, begin to think of things that make you happy, and things that lift you up.  This could be people, places, animals, flowers, rainbows, wine, food, laughing, basically anything that makes you smile and makes you happy. If the mind starts to wonder on to negative thoughts, don’t worry just picture something postive like a flower or the sunshine. This may ne a challenge at first as the mind will always want to jump back to the negative. But don't worry you have to practise and gradually over a period of time with constance practise you will find this easier and easier.

 

 

Deep belly breathing with counting. 

 

Do the breath as guided above, but this time when you inhale, breathe in for a count of say 4 for example, take a little pause at the top of the inhale and then make your exhale slighty longer, say for 6 counts.  

  • Then let the breathe just flow gently in and out. 

  • You can always increase the inhale and exhale over time with practise.

  • Keep doing this for 3 to 5 minutes.

 

Alternate nostril breathing 

Below is a basic intro to alternate nostril breathing, or nadi shodhana.

  1. Find a comfortable seat. ... 

  2. Using the right thumb, softly close the right nostril, and inhale as slowly as you can through the left nostril, until you can inhale anymore, then close the left nostril it with your ring finger relse the thumb from the right and exhale through the right nostril.

  3. Then inhale again through the right nostril, close it with the thumb and then exhale through the left nostril. This is one round. 

  4. I like to do this exercise to my favourite playlist -))))))

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