This lesson was extracted from the Live Seminar January 2015 – the seminar has some talk after the lesson that could be very useful if you haven’t heard it before.
I have made this an “Extra lesson from Jenny” so that you can repeat the Quiet Mind with this breathing as often as you wish, without having to find it in the seminar.
This is about breathing in a way that engages the whole diaphragm and about following that through into a pause that has tremendous possibilities for expanding our Quiet Mind in the moment, allowing an even deeper connection with your horse – AND it is actively healing as well and if you wish, you can use it slice bread too. (Just kidding!)
This breathing does however, have huge implications and possibilities for keeping our bodies tension free, noticing tension in our connection to our horses and a whole host of other wonderful things! 🙂
There has been a study done that talks about this kind of breathing being anti-inflammatory as well as having a directly relaxing effect on the psoas muscle – that big pelvic muscle that is attached to your lower back in multiple places and is so often the cause of lower back discomfort and tension in our riding.
It has taken me quite a bit of practice to be able to have this breathing in my own movement, which I worked on in my morning walk/float/runs – but wow, that has been sooo… worth it as that translated directly to my ridden work as well.
In the next Live Seminar, we will do some work on releasing what is BEHIND us not breathing easily like this, so if you have any trouble making the breakthrough into this breathing (like I did, it didn’t happen instantly when Noora was teaching it to me) then relax, assistance is on the way. 🙂
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