The One Minute Breath

The One Minute Breath is a great technique to keep your calm through our fast changing times. Try it.

Sit in a meditation posture. Inhale for 20 seconds, hold for 20 seconds, exhale for 20 seconds.

Benefits

  • Optimized cooperation between the brain hemispheres
  • Dramatic calming of anxiety, fear and worry
  • Openness to feeling one’s presence and the presence of spirit
  • Intuition develops
  • The whole brain works, especially the old brain and the frontal hemispheres

One Minute Breath Tips:

To start, make yourself very comfortable. Have a shawl on that you can remove without exertion if you get warm. Be very still.

Once you are set, take 3 minutes to relax and deepen your breath (or try 3 minutes of Breath of Fire, or if you are really tense try 3 minutes of Sat Kriya).

Inhale slowly and steadily, filling your lower abdomen, your stomach area, going up to your lungs and then all the way up the chest. Lock the breath once you fill your upper chest (after 20 seconds).

Hold (20 seconds).

Then exhale, slowly gently and steadily.

At the end of 20 seconds gently reverse to an inhale and begin again.

 

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