Day forty eight of #MediMagic365 is complete I started my meditation today at 5:10 am with my normal routine of big deep belly breaths, relaxing my entire body and muscles and filling my body with white light. I sat in my normal pose of sitting with my legs crossed and hands resting on my knees palms facing up.
Today’s meditation was focused in intentional breathing. A close friend and fellow trainer Michelle Baca also from Albuquerque, New Mexico posted a very interesting thought on Facebook that really got me thinking. This is her post as I borrowed from her Facebook page:
“Are you better at Inhaling or Exhaling?
Most of us are better at one than the other. If you have trouble taking in air - you may have trouble accepting help and support from others and believing that you deserve all the energy, love and support that you need. If you find it more difficult to exhale, you may have trouble letting go of things, forgiving yourself and moving on and moving forward”.
As I read this I immediately knew which one I was, I was the one that has trouble taking in air and I always have to consciously breathe in deep, but my normal routine is short breaths in and it is very easy for me to breathe out. And that coincides with Michelle’s post because I love to give. Serve and bring value to others to inspire them and I love to help them achieve their dreams and goals. I love to serve, but it is also hard for me to receive that same “help” if you will from others for myself.
So today I chose to intentionally make my meditation about consciously focusing on my breathing. So after I did my initial deep belly breaths and came into my place of “being” I sat and deliberately took massive deep inhaled breaths for the remainder of my meditation. During my meditation I tried two ways of breathing one, deep belly breaths and two just deep breaths from my chest. I found it easier to take in deep breaths and fill my lungs if I did it through my chest rather than belly. Once my twenty minute meditation was complete and as I sit here writing this blog I find that intentionally taking deep breaths in when you’re not used to it makes you feel tired and a bit out of breath. Which leads me to an interesting analogy that if we are only doing one or the either breathing in, accepting the help and support from others or exhaling and not letting go of things, forgiving ourselves and moving on we become tired also.
Conclusion: Take a minute and focus on your breath and see which is easier for you the breathing in or the exhaling, then ask yourself if which ever you naturally do best if you are accepting help and support or if you have trouble letting go and forgiving yourself. Then intentionally make today about choosing to allow yourself to accept both so you do not become “tired”.
Thank you Michelle for putting this post up and helping me realize that I need to inhale more….
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