Over the weekend I was the DD at a wedding. A gentleman ended up in my car who is also a non-drinker. In the 45 minutes to the destination we ended up getting into some deep conversation about how he’s been healing from a traumatic brain injury the last three years that caused him to not know who he was.
🌿 He was telling me about his experiences with plant medicine, nutrition and acceptance. Upon arrival we ended up chatting another two hours about meditation, history, breath work, chakras, forgiveness, childhood and sexual trauma, letting go and so much more.
🌿 In talking about relieving anxiety and the major role breath work plays in controlling experiences of anxiety he said to me “you always have your breath“.
🌿 Earlier in the evening my nephew tripped and skinned his palms. As his mom was tending to the scrapes I had him do some deep breath‘s with me. He was trying with all his might inhale and exhale through his nose fighting through the tears, we locked eyes, and breathed together; I could see the stress response, the panic in his body slowly start to melt away.
🌿 Kundalini breath work has been an imperative practice in not just managing my anxiety but eliminating it.
🌿 If you are feeling stuck, if you’re feeling angry, if you are feeling afraid, if you are feeling like you have no idea what the first step is in healing or taking care of yourself just start to take some big deep breaths.
🌿 I challenge you to take five deep long inhales and exhales right now and just notice how it makes you feel. If you don’t notice much do ten, more slowly than the first five.
🌿What has changed? What do you notice? How do you feel?
🌿Try it and tell me what happens below.