Open your breath and expand your life

“If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly.”
-Andrew Weil

DOES ONE OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR?

I just want to take a really deep BREATH.

I feel I can’t get enough air – there is a tightness in my CHEST.

There are moments I have to hold back tears.

I feel constantly overwhelmed.

Breathwork the most powerful physical, emotional +psychological healing mechanism, RIGHT beneath our noses waiting to be explored; yet we rarely give it more than a passing thought.

“BREATHWORK can energize you better than a Red Bull, put you to sleep BETTER than an Ambien. They are the No. 1 antidote for stress: lowering your blood pressure, cortisol, and neutralizing your acidity in minutes.”
-Dr. Belisa Vranich

BREATHING MEDITATION at Motionlabpdx
Sunday , July 12, 4pm -5:15 pm

Open your breath and expand your life

Class begins with stretching and gentle movement warm-ups, to get the body ready to sit. We will focus on breathing sequences set to a musical score. The rhythm and tone of each melody in these sequences is designed to resonate with the specific timing and intention of breathing patterns . Harmonic synchrony of breathing and music adds new dimension to the meditative breathing experience.

THE BREATHING CLASS IS ACTIVE MEDITATION.

Active meditation is DYNAMIC. It requires forceful breathing and determination. Though you are sitting or lying down, it requires that you push yourself just like you do at the gym. The rule in active meditation is that you get out of it as much as you put in.

THE BREATHING CLASS HAS PHYSICAL BENEFITS.

The breathing class is a lung workout. It exercises your diaphragm, intercostals muscles and if practiced regularly can positively affect your lung capacity and velocity (the two factors considered when looking at “lung age”). Increased blood flow to the brain and body have significant physical impact on your wellbeing. Moving more oxygen through your brain and body has a host of health benefits.

THE BREATHING CLASS HAS PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS.

Because of the increased oxygen flow and intense relaxation that automatically happens to your body afterwards, active meditation helps you “let go” of feelings of anger and sadness – feel “unstuck” mentally.

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