Ride the breath wave
Extending your exhale is one of the best ways I know to calm a buzzy brain and get peaceful energy flowing through a jangly or stuck-feeling nervous system. This is my favorite exhale journey right now, described below and narrated here. You may want to check out the previous blog, ‘Hey, big spender‘ and learn more about your breathing coordination before proceeding…
Imagine a wave – your exhale – rolling gently to the shore, gliding along the sand, traveling a bit further than you’d expect…
Finishing, bubbling along its edge, receding just a bit, then beginning to gather:
Now the wave – your inhale – gathers back into the ocean, widening out to each horizon, building in volume;
Cresting, spilling over, gliding back to shore, your next exhale. Follow it out… along the sand.
Let ease determine how far the wave glides…
the space of the pause…
the volume of the gathering…
the transition from cresting into spilling over.
Each phase unique.
Let each breath invite more movement through all of you, allowing more release with each one.
Neck, ribs, belly, pelvic floor, limbs…
Ride the waves for a while and witness… where are you now?
~ Click here and I’ll talk you through the wave ~
~ Go at your own pace ~
Windsurfing photo from Pixabay
Beautifully written, wonderfully descriptive and a crystal clear guidance to the breathing technique. Thank you Tully. I have been waiting too long to exhale……….
Thanks, Rita! We could all do with a nice long easy exhale a lot more often, ahhhhh. Years ago I heard a lovely ‘waves on the beach’ guided audio from Jessica Wolf which had always stayed with me and probably inspired this.
Thank you Tully. I really like receiving these practice posts – they are so effective!
Nothing makes me happier to hear!