Breathing…

When you learn to get out of your head, energy that usually goes toward feeding the ego is available to heal the body and awaken creativity.

When you learn to breathe, you release the residue of early life traumas, and this allows you to meet life’s challenges with something other than the frightened three-year-old child in you

Here is the breathing practice that Barnet Bain teaches at his Creativity Camps and Creative Energy Trainings: First, don’t practice slow diaphragmatic breathing through your nose. “That’s good for relaxation, for managing anxiety, and so on,” Barnet says, “but it will not get you to a feeling of charged aliveness. It will not awaken your creative juices.” He has people breathe through their mouth, into the upper chest and upper back. He recommends that you start with five very big, fast full breaths. Put your hands over your collarbones and breathe into your upper chest. Breathe in and out through a wide-open mouth. Hold the breath in for a second or two, and then let it all out. If you notice any uncomfortable sensations when doing this, then ground yourself by looking around and naming things: “white tablecloth,” “computer on the desk,” “plant on the shelf,” “Dan in a black shirt,” and so on. Once you feel grounded, do another five or ten big, fast full breaths. Again breathe up under your collarbones, through your mouth. Pull in the breath, keep your mouth wide open, hold for a second or two, then let it all out through your mouth. Gradually work up to fifty or sixty breaths like this, and you are well on your way to removing the biggest blocks to your creativity.

From Dan Brule, Just Breath

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