4:4 Horizon Breathing

4:4 Horizon Breathing

By: Valerie Moselle

Clear, even breaths help us feel vibrant, alive, and mentally focused. Assigning a count to the breath helps us adjust the pace and rhythm or “timing” of our breathing.

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Reclined Breath Wave

Reclined Breath Wave

By: Valerie Moselle

The movement of the in breath from belly to collarbones expands the thoracic cavity sequentially, engaging every muscle and organ responsible for breathing. This exercise reveals the natural wave-like bodily movements associated with breathing.

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Resistance Breathing

Resistance Breathing

By: Valerie Moselle

Resistance Breathing allows us to more easily control the pace and rhythm of our breath in support of other breathing strategies. As you practice you will notice that your breaths naturally become slower and fuller.

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Path of the Breath

Path of the Breath

By: Valerie Moselle

The act of breathing is rich in sensory information that for the most part we take for granted. Breath awareness meditations invite us to slow down and enjoy the subtleties and nuances of our breathing.

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Body Scan and Tension Release

Body Scan and Tension Release

By: Valerie Moselle

Besides cultivating awareness, improving mental focus in preparation, and helping us to release the physical tension we hold in our bodies, the body scan promotes integration between different regions of the brain an enhances mind-body connection.

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Vocalization

Vocalization

By: Valerie Moselle

Vocalizing is the easiest way to slow down the outgoing breath. Longer exhales calm us. In this exercise we will simply use the vowel sounds ah, a, and o. Try a few rounds, and then notice how you feel.

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Lion’s Breath

Lion’s Breath

By: Valerie Moselle

Consider this fun and fast cleansing breath when you need a quick shift in perspective or a pick-me-up when you find yourself lagging.

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Horizon Breath

Horizon Breath

By: Valerie Moselle

Horizon Breathing cultivates both stability and grace, and connects us directly to a sense of energetic vitality.

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