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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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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Breath of Fire

Breath of Fire

By: Valerie Moselle

Fast breathing techniques such as Breath of Fire can stimulate the Sympathetic Nervous System, which, in the absence of fear can be energizing. Start slowly. Later you can increase both the pace and number of breaths you take.

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Breath Initiated Movement

Breath Initiated Movement

By: Valerie Moselle

Coordinating movement and breath increases mental focus and enhances muscular coordination. With this practice we invest in a deep, organic mind-body connection.

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Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate Nostril Breathing

By: Valerie Moselle

Alternate Nostril Breathing is centering and helps us cultivate a sense of equanimity. It can promote clarity, which can be beneficial for daytime activities, yet is easeful enough to practice in the evening before bed.

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