How To Breathe-A Book By Ashley Neese

“The ability to bounce to life, returning stronger than before, is a vital component to our health and well-being. Rather than being overcome by perceived failures, missed opportunities, or issues beyond our control, people who are resilient are able to find a way to carry on and thrive. Resilience is a buzzword in psychology today, and given the enormous amount of stress and pressure people are under, it makes sense. Resilience is just as important today as it was in our cave-dwelling days, and it’s important to cultivate this quality in our ever-changing and fast-paced landscape.”

I didn’t think I really understood what resilience meant until I hit my 50’s. I was always one to bounce back from any situation I was in whether that bounce back was healthy or not. It wasn’t until I began understanding I could be the one to break the cycle of mental illness, abuse & addiction for future generations of my family that I really began to understand what resilience truly meant. I work at my recovery everyday by setting boundaries to maintain a healthy life style and this breath work helps tremendously. I like to use this when I need a pick me up to remind myself that “I got this!” Lisa Bartels, PRS, A.S.I.S.T, WRAP Seminar 1 Facilitator, Admin. Assistant

Standing Up, Five Minutes

  • Stand up tall with your feet hip distance apart.
  • Put a slight bend in your knees and let your arms rest at your sides.
  • Set your practice intentions.
  • Breathe in and out through your nose as your reach your arms out to your sides, palms facing forward eventually coming to a prayer position over your head.
  • As you exhale, draw your palms down to your midline to rest in front of your heart for a beat.
  • Release your arms by your sides and repeat the cycle for three minutes.
  • Let your arms rest by your sides and relax for one minute.
  • Close your practice.
  • Journal.

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