Mim’s guest Ros Royal offers a yoga breath sequence to keep you calm and focused and improve circulation, posture and general wellbeing. A wonderful way to keep the body calm and focused, whilst improving blood circulation, posture, and general wellbeing. A great life enhancer!
Stand with feet together, toes touching, heels slightly apart. Be very aware of even weight distribution between both sides of the body. Engage the core muscles and lengthen the spine. Begin slow, gentle inhalations and exhalations. After 4 slow breaths, take a long exhalation and on the next inhalation…
Draw the hands to prayer position at the heart centre.
Steps 3 and 4
As you exhale, start to draw the hands downward, releasing the fingertips as they point downward.
Begin a slow inhalation, as the hands start to open and extend outward and away from the body.
Continue the inhalation, as the hands and arms draw back and start to raise up, opening the heart, lungs, and chest. This posture also stretches all the abdominal organs, and improves digestion. It exercises the arm and shoulder muscles and tones the spinal nerves.
The hands are drawn together in prayer position above the head. Pause the breath. Retain the breath for as long as is comfortable. (Do not retain the breath if you are pregnant or suffer from high blood pressure.)
Exhale, bringing the hands back to prayer position, at the heart centre. Continue regular slow breathing in this final position, before beginning the sequence again, and repeating 4-6 times.