Our Sunset Yoga Hike held at Pedernales Falls State Park this past Friday evening was magical. The sound of the water rushing around us, as the sun set on the horizon, was intoxicating. After, just a few, deep, full, body-cavity breaths…we practiced surrendering to the flow of nature with Sun-salutations. Final Meditation was fueled by […]
What Happens When You Breathe?
What Happens When You Breathe? By The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Breathing In (Inhalation) When you breathe in, or inhale, your diaphragm contracts (tightens) and moves downward. This increases the space in your chest cavity, into which your lungs expand. The intercostal muscles between your ribs also help enlarge the chest cavity. They […]
Mindful Breathing Exercise #1
MINDFUL BREATHING EXERCISE #1 The purpose of this exercise is simply to become mindfully aware of our breathing. It is not intended as a meditation or relaxation exercise, although that may occur naturally. Breathing is an activity which already occurs naturally for everyone who is alive. And since you are reading this we will assume […]