The ‘breath of joy’ is one you can do anytime to get the energies of joy flowing throughout your body! Share this with your family too, and make it fun.
This breath helps to energize the body and infuse it with oxygen. As with all breathing techniques, it helps to detoxify the body.
Technique: It can be done either standing or kneeling. If standing, begin with a wide base: (your feet wider than your hips.)
Each movement of the arms corresponds to the breath. We take in three inhales and one exhale.
Begin by swinging your arms up in front of you, parallel with the floor as you inhale. Swing your arms out beside you, parallel with the floor as you inhale again. Next inhale, arms come up in front and up overhead. On the exhalation; bend the body at the hips with the knees slightly bent, arms swing down toward the floor as you say “haaaaaa” during the exhale.
You can begin with 5 rounds, possibly working your way up to 20.
This is one of my favourites! I always smile; feel happy and joyful!!
There are numerous breathing techniques I would love to share with you and am happy to assist you in any way that I can. Just reach out to me!
(Caution: This breathing technique should not to be done by those with high blood pressure, head injuries, glaucoma, migraine headaches and done more slowly by those who have low blood pressure.)