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Breathe In. Breathe Out.

Effective habits of a healthy lifestyle with yogi Lama Yeshe

Life comes back to square one. We have been encircled where we had been. People lost opportunities, lives, finance, and much of such a crisis. In such distress situations, we all inside our rooms as per the given government norms.

What one can do is grab the opportunity to cultivate and mould the habit which would not have been possible without a withdrawal of shelves from a daily hassled job. Now and then people with a simple activity of washing, cleaning, scrubbing, maintaining a cupboard, pouring water to a plant. Few people in lockdown are happy to take advantage of this opportunity but few are still bewildered. With each passing period, our tiny little brain keeps reciting memories of these countless days. A single person can have countless thoughts in his topsy-turvy mind. This keeps on accumulating similar to a stack of books in a library

A few days back I had attended one webinar digitally by Lama Yeshe about facing troubles and build resilience with mindfulness and deep breathing techniques. It’s our college who gave us the instruction regarding it and after listening to it, I felt rejuvenated. The webinar reminds me of the meditation techniques which I heard many days before but never used to practice it on a daily basis.

Let me understand you the first breathing technique. Although we not been informed about the name of breathing but don’t worry as I have studied and mentioned it here- it’s Sama Vritti or “equal breathing”. As per yoga instructor Rebecca Pacheco, these techniques work equally to a counting sheep. You have to be in a comfortable position, eyes to be open or closed, and then inhale on 4 counts and do the same count while exhaling. Repeat this at least four times. Consequently, this posture lets you slow down your racing mind.

Now let’s switch to the next technique i.e. Abdominal breathing technique. This technique will be instrumental to deal with a traumatic situation. We initially have to be in a calm stage then you have to put one hand on the chest and the other on the stomach. Take a deep breath in through your nose, allowing the diaphragm to inflate with enough air to create a slight stretching sensation in your lungs. Slowly exhale. As a can help you to reduce the heart rate and blood pressure.

Finally, the last position is to be in a restful posture and putting both hands behind your head back. Here, I will be honest with my readers that I don’t get the name of the third position. Above all, this could help to breathe deeply through the stomach. Do focus on the awareness of your breathing. Whenever you feel impatient, just set aside to practice this for 2, 3 times, or more times if you have enough time.

So whenever you feel low, nervous, fearful, anxious, or a little lonely. Instead of reacting in a dissatisfied manner and deducting self-esteem. Make a time to seat calmly and in a relaxed manner and breathe, focus breathe and rejuvenate. Remain unaffected by people and situations around yours.

In conclusion, to ensure a healthy life walk, take bathe, eat nutritious food, and meditate whenever you feel to do so. “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” – B.K.S. Iyengar. After all, a true sense of serenity can be realized.

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