“Breathing in, breathing out” – simple. Natural. The opposite of work. Yet, sometimes making an effort to change an automatic response, can be exactly what we need.

Breathe deeply, until sweet air extinguishes the burn of fear in your lungs and every breath is a beautiful refusal to become anything less than infinite.

– D. Antoinette Foy

Funny how it’s the same movements, same body, and breathing still feels different.

It’s about your intention (we talked about this yesterday), and how aligned it is with who you are.

As a dog, it’s easy for me. I don’t want to be a cat (grrgh), I don’t want to be a bird, I don’t want to be a human. But you guys are just never happy. You want more, you want different, and therefore even breathing sometimes feels like work.

But that’s why we dogs are here for you: to pull you, tie you to the moment.

So come on, do it with me: take your palm (or your dog’s), stretch the fingers, and then move your other hand up and down on them. Up – breathe in, down – breathe out.

Up – breathe in, down – breathe out.

Everything will slow down. Your thoughts, your heart, your breath. This slowness gives you space to find your core, to look into yourself, who you really are, reconnect. It gives you a chance to experience the joy of being alive. You humans keep so busy, you forget to really see, really smell, really exist.

So keep your palms against each other, and breathe. Even if it’s hard, just breathe.

How was it, to take a couple moments? To forget the excuse, I don’t have time now? To really breathe again? Hope it gave you peace, a deep love, a renewed connection. That’s my wish for you.

Love, Mia

April health challenge update:
– Did Missy order food? No
– Did we both eat veggie/fruit for every meal? Yes
– Did we exercise? Some
– Did we take 7k steps? No
– Did Missy visit at least 3 blogs in the challenge?

21 thoughts on “Breathwork

  1. True, eh? We need to slow so badly, and yet we seldom do it.
    I had an opportunity you know when? Doring lockdown. After year of crazy going, I almost stopped. ad time to think, and considere.
    It made a difference, for me.

    The Old Shelter – Enter the New Woman

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  2. I did this breathing exercise with Caitlin — she thought I was losing it, but only communicated that with a look. She turned four last week 🙂 Caitlin’s occasionally on Instagram, too.

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge My Languishing TBR: B


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