If you’ve read some of my older posts then you’ll know that I’m constantly trying to improve myself through books, CDs, DVDs, seminars and practically anything that will give me the edge in life. As I’m only 34 I consider myself quite young but know that won’t always be the case which is why I am trying to plant seeds now that in years to come will bear me much fruit. There are too many ideas and concepts to write down but I came across one recently that I found quick and easy so I figured I’d give it a go as I didn’t have much to lose. It’s a simple breathing technique that is to be used 3 times a day to help boost your energy reserves. While I have done it for a few weeks it hasn’t had quite that effect but it has helped me clear my mind, put me in a restful state and helps me deal with the strains of everyday life. Normally my posts are to do with technology, books, movies, teaching ideas or various experiences in my classes but I thought that someone might find this breathing technique helpful in their life and as it takes no skill, little time or almost no effort you might want to give it a try.
Inhale for 3-5 counts
Hold for 4 times your inhale count
Exhale for twice your inhale count
Repeat this 10 times. 3 times a day. It’s a piece of cake.
So in case you’re not clear, let’s say you inhale for 4 counts then hold for 16 counts and exhale for 8 counts. I personally found the exhaling part the toughest as I sometimes ran out of air.
One student at Smith’s Hirakata has already adopted it and it helped her stay awake and relaxed her. I do hope that some of you give this a shot. What do you have to lose?