So I’ve done Yoga for many years and for anyone who’s done Yoga at all you’ll be aware that there’s normally a bit of meditation involved and some deep breathing and to be honest I normally find this part a bit dull. I’ve also been on courses where I’ve learnt about the importance of breathing to get through fight or flight and all about the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system and how to balance them, I’ve learnt about heart math and it’s benefits and I’ve even blogged on here for over two years about how important breathing and mindfulness is but it wasn’t until today whilst listening to a Happy Place podcast with Rebecca Dennis that the impact of my breath on my entire life really hit me.
A good few years ago when I first met my husband he used to say to me quite often:
‘You’re holding your breath again’
Now, I just used to find this ‘pointless’ information annoying but today it REALLY hit me that this is actually the root of all my issues. This is why yoga and meditation when I do them actually help me A LOT. I hold my breath literally all the time, I’m doing it NOW, whilst writing this post, I can feel myself doing it!
I honestly think this is going to change my life. I have been doing my meditations more (admittedly not everyday) but even that is starting to help and I am definitely going to continue with it.
Just stopping now and listening to my breath, its not smooth its not even, I’m surprised I’ve lasted this long to be honest!
I am sure I will need to do some work on what has caused me to hold my breath in this way but at least now I am aware of it and I can move forward.
Hopefully this will help someone else too,
Stay Strong xxx