July 7, 2015


How can we deepen our somatic practices and dive deeper into our understanding of how our bodies move?  Deepen your breath through timed breathing exercises.  Connect to your favorite mellow music mix and time the length of inhalation and exhalation.  How does focusing on breathing change or shift the way your body feels?  Carve out 3 minutes a day to perform this. Send us a message with your results: info@movecolab.com

  • Tune into your favorite mellow playlist.
  • Start by lying on your back in a Constructive Rest position.  Hands on the abdomen, eyes closed.  Scan your body with your mind’s eye.  How does your body feel?  Where are you feeling stagnation of energy?   IMG_3725
  • Find the pulse of the music.  Try to match your internal metronome to the pulse of the music.
  • Inhale for 4 beats of the song.  Exhale for 4 beats.  Repeat for 4 cycles.
  • Gradually increase the inhalation and exhalation by adding a count after every 4 cycles. (ex: 5 counts inhale/5 counts exhale for 4 cycles, 6 counts inhale/6 counts exhale for 4 cycles) Repeat for 4 cycles.
  • Continue until you have elasticized the breath to 10 counts for an inhalation and 10 counts for an exhalation.  Repeat for 4 cycles.
  • Finish by allowing the breath to fall into its own rhythm.
  • Did your depth of inhalation and exhalation change?  How does your body feel in comparison to the opening assessment?


Written on July 7th, 2015 , InTuit Tuesday Tips

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