Body And Breathing
Sharing an AM practice with you that incorporates my favorite breath work excercise, Nadhi Shodhana Pranayama, or Alternate Nostril Breath.
Using the Vishnu Mudra of Universal Balance by binding the pointer and middle fingers with the flesh of the palm and having an engaged thumb, ring and pinky finghaz.
This mudra assists with developing peace, strength and balance to the right and left side of the brain. Ida/Pingala; Aset/Nebethet, Nekhbet/Uadjet; Shiva/Shakti.
Encourages mental clarity and flow, whilst reducing stress and anxieties.
Stills the mind in preparation for meditation.
*Also supports the Muladhara or Root Chakra (Kemetic Arit Sefkhet)
Take a couple of rounds of Alternate Nostril Breathes to say “Hey body, I’m here and tapped in.”
On the next exhale begin to engage the muscles of your reproductive organs, (vaginal opening or phallus) as well as the perineum. Do this for 5 seconds and release into the next shift of your Nadhi Shodhana Pranayama. *Do this as many times as needed or felt.**
This exercise is strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. This stimulation lowers blood pressure, respiration, heart rate, contributing to overall well-being.
The second move you see also engages the root area and begins to open the spine.
- Legs crossed, sitting as straight as possible.
- Inhale arching the back, pulling the hips back fully engaged.
- Exhale slowly curving the spine bring the pelvis forward.
Stay within the breath, stay with in the body.
Senebt-i (Be well)🙏🏾