(waves crashing in) Namaste, I'm gonna share a breath today with you called Muka Bhastrika. Its a great breath for clearing any stale energy from the lungs, for actually helping the digestive system and giving the whole system a little bit of an energy boost. If you're comfortable to sit like this in Vajrasana, then please do. Otherwise, ideally the hips should be a little higher than the knees, perhaps sitting on a block, a bolster, maybe um a blanket. So just finding a comfortable seat.
So Bhastrika means bellows breath. So we're just gonna find this bellows action. Place your hands on the belly. Gonna inhale, make an O with the lips and then as you bring your belly in towards the spine, the breath naturally comes out through the mouth. So I'll show you.
(deep breath in) (breathes out sharply) 'kay, so, I'm going to um, move through the breath with you the first time and it might not be totally easy the first time. So just play with me and then the next time, hopefully you'll understand it more clearly. So begin by bringing the hands to the hip crease. Take an inhale. (deep inhale) Exhale everything.
(exhaling deeply) Inhale, make an O with lips, bring the belly in towards the spine, short, sharp breaths going forward. (sharp breaths out) Exhale everything. Completely empty the lungs. Close the mouth. Inhale through the nose, coming up slowly with the eyes closed.
Pausing at the top. Exhale smoothly through the nose. Release the hands, and just let a natural breath come to you. Allow yourself just to rest into the results of the breath. Feeling the body relax, the mind soften.
And take a deeper inhale. Exhale. (exhales deeply) Eyes gently open. Let's do that one more time together. Hands on the hips.
Inhale, clearing breath. (inhales deeply) Exhale everything. Inhale through the nose. Make an O with the lips. Short sharp breaths going forward.
(sharp exhaling breaths) Exhale everything. Close the mouth. Inhale through the nose, come up slowly with the eyes closed. Pausing at the top. Exhale through the nose.
Release the hands. Let a natural breath come back to you. Just let yourself rest into the results of the breath. Feeling the shoulders relax. Body relax down into the earth.
Mind soften. And deeper breath in. Exhale and let the eyes gently open. Namaste.
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Thank you Julia!
I love how you saying relax the body soften the mind! ??