ready for our journey? let us ready then... no arduous journey can be undertaken without thorough and wise preparation.
let us stand up and breathe deeply throughout our whole being, joining body, mind and spirit via the wave of incoming breath...no pushing or forcing, only a gentle allowing of the release of superficial stress, anxiety and trepidation, all through the presence of breath. you might notice that expanding the abs with the incoming breath and gently contracting them with exhalation opens our awareness of the entire pelvic bowl, making space for the organs within and, most beneficially supporting the lower back. stay with the breath. going deeper and deeper.
let us practice then, "deep belly" breathing, using our abs; the inflow of breath rounding the belly outward and the outflow contracting it. as our belly enlarges and reduces in size via breath, resting the hands on both sides of the belly grounds and steadies our awareness in our practice. our culture imposes a dead-belly effect upon us all, especially women...so we might notice a foreign sense to the movement,
imagine/envision with our mind's eye a luminous cord of light anchored at the tail bomne/coccix. see it and breathe into it.
let us take our time to fully "get here and now"...let us allow ourselves to gently lean back into the supportive arms of "the past"/WHAT'S BEHIND US... slightly SHIFTING the weight upon our feet toward our heels, re-directing the axis of our tree of life, the spine, a couple of degrees back, bringing our heart space a little higher, chest expanded, rib cage lifted slightly , giving breath,circulation and digestion ease and renewal. Spring Equinox was upon us 3 short weeks ago! the more we are one with the potency of what backs us up, the more we can participate in the opportunities ahead of us, consciously, with awareness, the more our co-created life can reward us with delight and awe at what is actually offered to humans, BEING PRESENT.
PRACTICING THIS DEEP-BELLY BREATH DAILY, FOR 10 MINUTES MORNING AND EVENING, WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE AS IT BRINGS ABOUT AND DEVELOPS EMBODIMENT, BEING HERE-NOW, PRESENT.
In every issue of GARDEN OF EDEN APOTHECARY's LOVE LETTER, my foremost Intent is to introduce, remind and reinforce practices that empower the user to be more PRESENT to the Sacredness of life on Earth.
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