MOVEMENT

EASY LIFTING

Easy lifting with breathSome professionals such as nurses receive training in lifting patients safely and easily. The secret is working in teams and with the breath. I was once on the receiving end of this technique while fully conscious. It was for demonstration purposes only and I was the guinea pig. I lay on a table and five female nurses easily lifted me high into the air, using only one finger of each hand, i.e., ten fingers in all. This was possible because all five had synchronised the out-breath at the moment of lifting.

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ORA ET LABORA

You can make your walk, cycle-ride, use of a rowing machine, swim, and even climbing the stairs into a simple form of meditation by introducing a prayer word.

 

WALKING TO THE RHYTHM OF THE BREATH

Breath walkingYou don’t have to go to the Hindu Kush or the Alps to benefit from walking in harmony with the breath and the heartbeat. In fact, it will be easier to practise if you start by strolling gently on a smooth level path. Choose a quiet location – this can be indoors or out of doors - where you are less likely to be distracted, to try the next exercise.

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