Did you know that we breathe more than 20,000 times every day?  If only  1 per cent of those breaths could be a series of good deep breaths, we would be astonished on the results. Yes!

Deep breathing triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the “rest and relax” state. When the body is in this state  our intestinal and glandular activity increases, the heart rate slows down and the sphincter muscles relax. All of these support the body’s ability to give birth easier.

So may I ask you, how is your breathing doing right now? Check with yourself. Is it deep and slow or shallow and constricted? If you are like most people I have worked with as a pranayama instructor (a sort of a breathing guide), you will notice that your breathing pattern is constricted most of the time. This is how practically everyone breathes without being aware of it.

So today I am going to share with you a breathing technique that I learned while pregnant.  It helped me find my own breathing rhythm and balanced many of my body organ functions.  You can use this powerful method as much as you want, whenever  you want. Waiting in line at the bank, before going to sleep, after your workout or yoga class, and especially during labor. It will give a boost of oxygen to your body and allow your heart to rest a bit. And it will also help you to release physical and emotional tensions.

Try it out, it will only take you 9 minutes! Once you learn it, it’s yours for ever!

You will find a meditation for each week of your pregnancy in our Blooming Together Pregnancy Program that will help you train your breathing and prepare for giving birth.

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