Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional or bodily storm; it won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.
Breathing is essential to life. Throughout our day, we’re faced with so many distracting tasks, obligations and emotions to get caught up in that we lose focus on the present moment. We fret over the past or project into the future, preventing our body, mind and spirit from exhaling and sprouting it’s roots here and now.
Re-remembering how to properly breathe can not only be nourishing to the mind and the spirit, but can be rejuvenative to the body too. Slowly filling the lungs and the belly with air, pausing, and exhaling can release the tension held in the torso. This allows your organs the freedom to begin to function naturally, without the inflammatory tension that often causes discomfort and pain.
We recommend Yoga Vibes videos with Sigrid Matthews on Meditation, Breathwork and Pranayama to begin your restorative practice.
In addition, we recommend beginning and ending your day with Aromatherapy. Inhaling a blend of essential oils that encourage deep breathing, mental relaxation and grounding can be a restorative way to start a new day, and a soothing way to end one.
~Inhale with Breathe~
*Marjoram and Chamomile relax and opens the lungs.
*Peppermint aids in clearing the airways
*Frankincense facilitates the relaxing of the diaphragm and encourages deep breathing, as well as the connect of mind, body and spirit.
*Hyssop is tonifying to the sympathetic nervous system, sending the body the message “you are here, you are balanced, and you are safe.”
~Exhale with Belly Bliss~
Belly Bliss Blend
*Marjoram and Peppermint work together to soothe and clear the lungs as well as the large intestine. Together they are powerfully antispasmodic and clarifying.
*Thyme balances both an over or underactive immune system. Also balancing to an overactive mind.
*Anise and Ginger are stabilizing to a triggered nervous system, and soothing to an inflamed gastrointestinal tract.
*Tarragon sends the body, the mind and the spirit the message: “Relax. Trust. All is well.”
Take a moment during this long weekend to breathe in, exhale, and smile.
The Well Scent Team