Here's a summer solstice breathwork practice to strengthen your heart and lungs.
And as with any other breathwork practice, if you have a pre-existing medical condition like high blood pressure, tinnitus, epilepsy, or any other medical concern, please check with your doctor first before giving these breathwork practices a try.
In this breathwork practice, you're going to bring your arms into goal posts or into what they call "cactus arms," nice, right angles.
Begin a breath in and out of your mouth.
It's going to cause your cheeks to billow and puff out.
So I'm going to be using a piece of music.
It's called 'Look At This (Remix)' by A Tribe Called Red.
I do not have the rights to this music, but this is a really good one.
Now to end, you're going to breathe in.
Hold that breath in, ideally for 30 seconds.
Hold that breath and squeeze the navel in towards your spine.
And when you come to the end of 30 seconds, breathe out.
Breathe in again.
And hold that breath in again, ideally for 30 seconds, and then breathe out.
Once again, breathe in.
Hold the breath for 30 seconds and relax.
This breathwork practice is really good for establishing that heart connection to the warmer weather that's coming for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere.
Like I said, this is a summer solstice breath practice but it can be done any time of year, especially when you want to give yourself a little extra sustainable energy and you also want to give your heart and lungs a little extra love.
So until next time, I'm wishing you transformational adventures in breath.
See you soon!