I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart.
I am, I am, I am.
~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Please honor your body and your own personal wisdom. Breathe on Purpose is for education and information purposes and is not intended to act as or replace the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.
I learned this breathwork exercise from Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. He is a visiting teacher at Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I received my training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. You can learn more about him and his approach to health and happiness at Dr.Weil.com.
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Breathe On Purpose uses the Insight Timer.
Breathe on Purpose is offered in-person through my workshops and via phone as an extended practice to members of Honeybee Wellness Club.
Honeybee Wellness Club offers a 7-Step practice for creating sustainable health and wellness without dieting, detoxing, and deprivation.
"May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way home" is the closing song of classes in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan/3HO. It is adapted from the lyrics of "A Very Cellular Song" performed by The Incredible String Band and written by Mike Heron.
I am a KRI Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 2005, trained under Gurucharan Khalsa, Guru Dharam Khalsa, Nirbhe Kaur, and Mahan Rishi Singh with additional studies in Naam Yoga under Joseph Michael Levry.
Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we leave. In between that time, we take about half a billion breaths. What we may not realize is that the mind, body, and breath are intimately connected and can influence each other. Our breathing is influenced by our thoughts, and our thoughts and physiology can be influenced by our breath. Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness is the fourth limb of yoga, and it can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. From Breathing for Life: The Mind-Body Healing Benefits of Pranayama