Whenever I teach a class on Connection or whenever I talk about slipping in and arriving. I was taught that before you ever open the door to go to your sitspot you project yourself out there and see yourself sitting there in a serene manner settled in. This does speed up the process as it allows you to enter a clearer head space before taking your first step into the world outside of a human building. As I approach the edge of the forest I generally take a breath and scan the scene first with my eyes then with my ears and tune into what is already going on in the space I will be entering. When I get to my sit spot location I scan things again and and take note of what is going on. This process takes all of about 30 seconds each time. Once I get settled into my spot I close my eyes, straighten my spine, and take three long breaths as described in the video from this article I am sharing today. What happens for me is that with my eyes closed my mind is less stimulated with my surroundings and I am better able to surrender and arrive. By the time I get to the third breath my human vibration has settled into a calm vibration and I can better tune into how I am feeling in my body and I am better able to listen to the bird language happening around me. I feel alive.
Deep Breathing Calms the Brain. Imagine that. And, there's science to back it up. Deep Breathing Calms my brain and helps me manage my energy both during my day and at my sit spot. Deep Breathing brings me to center and calms the anxiety that runs rampant through my mind and body all the time.
Try it the next time you are in a wild space. Find a spot to stop and sit. Straighten your spine, close your eyes, and breathe 3 long breaths. Before you open your eyes count how many sounds you can hear.. Slowly open your eyes and slowly scan the scene..
From The Telegraph UK: Deep Breathing Calms Your Brain