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Breath Work

I've just started reading Breath by James Nestor. Its premise is if we don’t breath properly e.g mouth breathing over nose breathing, it can negatively impact both our physical and mental health and in turn goes on to discuss breathing techniques and breath work exercises for the greater good. That’s interesting in and of itself as it forces you to become mindful of the breath which is the starting point of many a mindfulness practice which I advocate highly.

Being a mindfulness meditator for many years, breath work i.e the way we breath is something hard to avoid when trawling the internet and is becoming more prominent in particular circles (Wim Hof) but not something I’ve spent much time practising.

This morning I started with Day 1 of Healing Through Breath. I found this by initially searching YouTube for Sudarshan Kriya, this was something James referenced in his book introduction. I found Dinesh Ghodke’s teaching easy to follow and after I felt calm, grounded with a positive outlook and a sense of wellbeing and interestingly I found my hands and upper body getting hot after Technique #1 Kapalbhati Pranayama.

Let the breath work journey begin…

Book lists are so powerful, on the one hand you have a wealth of potential new knowledge and on the other you have a boat load of new distraction potential.

“Personality psychologists believe that differences in both aspects of [...] are linked to clusters of genetic differences. Although it is possible to develop one's personality over time, it's also necessary to accept your innate differences to some degree.”

The foundation of all that we believe is based on what we accept as truth, not on perception.

“Maybe the dogs front legs should actually be called dog arms”

Today I ate a toasted sandwich with cheese, peanut butter and strawberry jam.

I probably wont do it again.

Just watched this

Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow