i will admit to you that for the past couple of years i have not been able to take a deep breath.
i try, i really do.
but the issues that were going on in my deteriorating family relationships, coupled with my new diagnosis made it so difficult; even though i knew i was breathing with my shoulders and my chest. sometimes even my throat.
so, sometimes you need some guidance.
my teacher has worked wonders!
we sat there in class and she told us, "you know how you watch a baby breathe? they naturally breathe from their abdomen; you watch their belly rise full and move up through the chest and then out through the shoulders. somewhere along the way, we lose that."
i couldn't agree more.
the first time i tried my 'full yogic breath' i thought my chest was going to explode and burst through my throat, i kid you not. it was that hard.
but now, i feel a depth of breath i have been yearning for for years.
plus, i notice when i sing in the car now, i'm louder than ever.
it feels so good to laugh, cry, sing, and breathe deep again.