Would you like to boost your energy, clear your head, get centered and calm in less than two minutes anytime, anywhere?
It’s easy if you have the right tools and technique.
A common problem that my Mastery Coaching clients come to me with is that they’re challenged in being able to get into the right state, the right peak state, the right flow state, to be able to achieve what they want when they want to in business and life.
In particular, the states that they want to get into are feeling balanced, calm, energised, grounded, centered, and focused.
Powerful and Simple
Today I want to share with you what I call The Balancing Breath. The Balancing Breath is actually a bridging exercise that comes from a broader practice that I teach, called the Inner Essence Peak State Practice™. The Inner Essence practice can take time to teach to someone, but what I’m going to share with you today is one very small secret component that I believe is probably the most powerful and simplest to master in a matter of minutes.
Out of all of the tools and techniques I know and use this is the one that I use most often in order to be able to change my state, in order to get into flow and to get into a peak state to achieve what I need to.
Why The Balancing Breath?
One of the biggest reasons for undertaking a practice like The Balancing Breath is simply to get out of your head and into your body. Often the reason you need a state shift is because you’re stuck in your head. That’s why you move into anxiety. That’s why you move into stress because there are all these things that you’re trying to fix or trying to work out with your head-brain and really it’s for your heart-brain and your gut-brain to workout.
The whole idea of this technique is to get out of your head and into your body and it’s really simple.
Setting Yourself Up
Firstly, you need somewhere to practise. Now, that place to practise doesn’t have to be perfect. It can be a backyard. It could be a balcony. It can be a breakout area. It can be your office.
I don’t want you to fall into the misconception that you need peaceful surroundings in order to get calm, centred, energised and balanced within yourself.
Because if you’re waiting for the external world to do that for you, you could be waiting a very long time, especially if you work in a hectic environment and especially if you are a really busy entrepreneur who gets around a lot.
You just need to feel comfortable to do this wherever you need to do it because it really doesn’t need much space and it only takes less than two minutes.
It goes like this.
How to do The Balancing Breath Instructions
Start with your feet about shoulder width apart.
For the men, what you’re going to do is place your right hand over your left, ladies left hand over right, and you just place your palms over a point called your lower dantian, just below your belly button.
I want you to bring your awareness, your mind, and your breath into this point for a few, big, sighing breaths.
Then just relax your hands by your side. It’s like you’re dropping energy into the earth.
Even that can bring with it a pretty powerful state change.
What you’re going to do is you’re going to bring your feet together and your hands together with the back of your knuckles touching and bring them up to your heart as you breath in through your nose fully into your belly.
In the same big, full breath then bring your hands around behind you connecting your palms with your kidneys as the breath rises up to your chest and shoulders.
Make sure you’re pushing your elbows back, your ankles together, your toes are together, your knees are together, and this all happens in one big breath.
Then place you chin on your chest and exhale.
Then you’re going to inhale as you raise your head and exhale with your chin on chest three times while maintaining this posture.
Make sure you are inhaling through the nose, into the belly and up to the chest. If you can’t inhale through the nose for whatever reason, the mouth is fine just as long as you are focusing on getting that breath into your belly first and then up to your lungs.
Make sure you do three full inhalations and full exhalations.
Then bring you hands together down in front of your thighs and breathe in through your nose, up to your heart as you come up with your hands into Namaste Mudra with your palms together in front of your heart, like you are praying. Be smiling into your heart and feeling all the feelings and sensations there.
Then exhale and come back into a wide stance with your feet about shoulder width apart. Bring your hands into the Zen Mudra just below your belly button again.
Now have a few more sighing breaths. By now you may be feeling a build of energy or heat in your hands and belly. When you are ready to, just relax that energy in the Earth and gently bring your hands to your side.
That can bring about a big state shift especially if you really need it. You will most certainly be conscious of it.
The Balancing Breath enables you to access what you need when you need it. It can be a little bit different every time, but the ultimate result is feeling balanced, calm, energised, centred and focused. It is often also grounding and a great bookend exercise for mediation practice.
There you go. That’s the Balancing Breath.
The Next Step
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