P A R E N T I N G ... sometimes feels like you are tiptoeing on egg shells, running around in circles in an attempt to meet demands, second guessing, locked in a constant battle of differing wants, and it can seem like the only word that ever gets said from both parties is ‘no’....
It’s a good job then that our little ones are so adorable 🖤
W I N T E R B R E A T H E. So cold was a walk we went on at the weekend, my arms ended up crossed with my hands (in a rare hands free moment) were tucked in under my armpits in an attempt to warm my fingers, with the fingers gently on the upper rib cage. I then realised this is a great way to stay connected with the breath and encourage the breath into the upper respiratory system. Best experienced sitting in a comfortable position (also can be enjoyed while walking if your hands are free). Breathe in through the nose and gentle watch the breath land in the belly. The belly should always softly rise and swell on the inhale then extend the inhale so you encourage the breath into the upper chest. Rib cage should expand into the hands, which can be gently cupping around the upper ribs underneath the armpits. Exhale gently through the mouth with a wispy sound of the wind. Making sound slows the exhale and therefore lengthens the breath which in turn accesses the parasympathetic nervous system inviting feelings of calm throughout the body. Repeat between 5 – 10 times. This is great for staying in the moment and also keeps your hands warm!