Breathing Exercise for Refreshment {Podcast}

Hi there,

I took a little blogging siesta, and am ready for a bright new season after a challenging week:

Quick question: when’s the last time you remember taking a full, refreshing breath?

Breath is an amazing gift that we often take for granted. It seems (like now) that we do it so effortlessly, yet while we’re breathing – even passively, our bodies are working tremendously.

When we purposefully take deep breaths, (like I had to remember to do recently) it enhances our internal environment, thought life and overflows into our words and actions.

Listen to podcast episode HERE

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Along with the obvious benefits, deep breathing:

  • helps the mind be more clear
  • rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin
  • assists with circulation
  • helps to tone and strengthen the core
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The Q is actually the most challenging. When our thoughts start to race, our heart picks up the pace to try to match it. The nature of our thoughts is so important. What a daily lesson (for me too!)

We often instinctively take a deep breath to try to overcome a nervous moment or gear up for a possible confrontation or big interview. When someone is angry, one of the first things someone who cares about them will encourage them to do is to “take a deep breath” or “calm down.” When in labour, moms-to-be are reminded to “breathe” – full breaths, to short rapid ones.

For athletes, weightlifters, firefighters, divers (and photographers too), the breathing techniques may vary but the importance of purposeful application is key.

Breathwork is a core part of my vocal coaching journey.Β  Are you a Singer, Speaker, Coach, YouTuber or Podcast host?

Fine-Tune‘ Your Voice coaching series is now open for a bright new season. It’s specifically designed for those whose voice is key in their career. Nurture and sharpen your gift with online or in-person sessions designed to help you:

breathe better
free and fine-tune your voice
understand tuning and timing
become versed at finding beautiful harmonies
expand your range
learn to ad lib like a pro

Whether or not you’re a singer, being more conscious about the 3Ps and a Q of breathing can assist with calming anxious thoughts and refreshing the mind. It’s also a topic I enjoy speaking on at women’s events.

Here’s that question again: when’s the last time you remember taking a full, refreshing breath?

Related postΒ Stay Grateful & Get Ready – A New Season Is Here

 

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Indra is a Barbados born writer, singer and publishing entrepreneur who started a blog that now reaches 75 destinations. She shares content management tips, refreshment reminders and interviews. The multilingual homecook works (mostly) from home after pressing pause on a life of travel. As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives joyfully with purpose, encouraging the overwhelmed, producing content for Joyful Life | Creative Career and hosting outdoor breathwork sessions for singers, busy CEOs & corporate teams. Follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts, guest features and tropical vlogs.

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