R&A Practice #3: Bring dedicated attention to your inhale and exhale for at least 2-20 min/day. It doesn’t matter if you are exercising, doing yoga, driving your kids to school, going to lunch, or sitting in meditation/prayer/stillness. Simple breath practice is the most effective tool we have to relieve stress, feel good in our body and connected to our heart.
How do you go from feeling anxious and swimming in a mind full of thoughts and worries into a state of tenderness, receptivity and calm? How can we journey in a moment from a world of distraction and fear into a world of clarity, possibility, and love?
In this episode we talk about the power of connecting to our breath daily. It’s the third of twelve practices that we have laid out for you in The R&A Roadmap for Deeper Connection and Sexy Confidence. Ronnie and I sit down and interview one another about how we overcome anxiety, what we’ve learned about surrender, what we think is sexy and healing about stillness, and how we are teaching our kids to connect to their breath to stop them from whining. (Big win)
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In this episode:
- You'll hear some of the wisdom the breath has taught us about how to surrender fully, and how to receive wholeheartedly.
- You'll learn some very interesting facts about breath (and how it affects all the vital systems of the body).
- You’ll learn how to deeply connect to your partner even when there is tension, disagreement, and unresolved arguments in your relationship.
- You’ll hear the good news on simple it can be to shift from anxiety and overwhelm to a sense of peace and clarity.
-You’ll be the first to know about the upcoming live events for men, women, and couples that are in the works!
We’ve also included all the questions that we asked each other (plus a few more we didn’t get to) in the notes below. Use them on your next date night with your lover, dinner party with your bffs, or as journal prompts to get to know your own heart better.
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BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS FOR DEEPER CONNECTION:
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP LIKE WITH YOUR OWN BREATH?
HOW DO YOU THINK BREATH RELATES TO ROMANCE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF DEEP CONNECTION?
IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU THINK STILLNESS CAN BE SEXY?
DESCRIBE THE LAST TIME YOU USED THE POWER OF YOUR BREATH TO SHIFT YOUR MOOD OR CALM YOUR ANXIETY?
WHAT PROFOUND TRUTHS HAS YOUR OWN BREATH REVEALED TO YOU? WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT SURRENDER? ABOUT RECEIVING?
QUOTES FROM THIS WEEK’S EPISODE
"He lives most life who breathes most air. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Listen-- are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?" ~Mary Oliver
"Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in this present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment."
~Thich Nhat Han
"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” ~John 20:22
LINKS & NOTES FROM THIS EPISODE
Breathing Tips: Learn How to Exhale (ARTICLE)
Win Hof "Ice Man" (VIDEO)
How to breath like a Navy SEAL (ARTICLE)