This blog describes an Ayurvedic Meditation and Breathwork technique that you can practice by itself, out in nature or along with the above Ayurvedic Forest Bathing video. If you wish to hear the instructions during your meditation, please watch the video below.
Below are the written instructions for our SMS Level-2B breathwork technique, should you wish to follow it.
Make sure you sit comfortably with your spine tall and your shoulders down and back.
You can keep your eyes open or closed, you decide what feels best.
Once comfortable, find your nose breathing, inhaling through the nose, and exhaling through the nose.
As you inhale through the nose, imagine your breath coming up through the back of your body, all the way from the base of your spine through the middle of your back, in between your shoulder blades, to the base of your neck, all the way to the crown of your head.
As you exhale through the nose, imagine your breath going down, through the front of your body, all the way from the crown of your head, through your heart, to the base of the spine.
As you continue to inhale and exhale, feel the circular motion of your breath, up the back of your body, down the front of your body.
Follow your own pace, only inhaling and exhaling as you need to, no rushing, no forcing.
If you are listening to the video with instructions, I will let you know when it is time to conclude your meditation.
To conclude your meditation, slowly, start bringing your attention to your belly.
Feel your belly rise as you inhale, and sink as you exhale.
If your eyes were closed, you may open them.
Start making small movements feeling your toes and your fingers.
As you inhale, extend your arms up over your head, keep your shoulders down, interlace the fingers, turn the palms to face the sky and as you exhale bring the hands to the heart center.
Namaste kala! Which in Greek means, may we all be well! -Vie and Tim
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