Did my regular circuit & had time to add on a hamstrings workout. I visualize my hamstrings like guitar strings. Once I have found the tight one – I just follow the “string” all the way down til there is no tension left. Lots of great talk flying about.
My favourite topic “Time” came up… how time goes so fast in the class.I have a big transition happening in my life right now that has me searching for MORE time to get things done.
Steve talked about how cutting out all the jibberjabber in your mind gives you more space and focus to do what’s in front of you.
Practicing breathwork (working that mind muscle) to release and focus on the empty spaces allows us to actually be more productive with our time. Ergo – you have more of it.
Many moons ago, when I had a Zen Buddhism meditation practice going – I had a similar experience to this. A still mind is an effective mind.
Just got to a 50 count inhale! It’s literally increasing space in my body. It feels like I’m actually breathing into uncharted territory each time my count increases. And it feels like I’m expanding in more directions than just my chest cavity. Yes, I know – pretty woo woo.
The work I have been doing on my breath has also slowly but surely been changing me from a mouth breather to a nose breather – even while sleeping. Did not think that was possible! And nothing woo about that.
Every time I catch myself breathing through my mouth, I consciously stop & check-in to see if I am in “flight” or “fight” mode. Then I practice the breathwork for awhile.
Practice and patience can bring about many gifts.
Yvonne – A prairie raised renaissance woman with a passion for expansion. Planning to live to 92, so smack in the middle of things and taking action.