Long Deep Breathing, also known as Yogic Breath, is a fundamental pranayama technique that forms the cornerstone of many yoga practices. This deliberate and mindful breath technique emphasizes slow, controlled inhalations and exhalations, promoting relaxation, balance, and enhanced awareness.
Long Deep Breathing is simple yet profound. It involves extending the length of both inhalations and exhalations, allowing the breath to flow smoothly and evenly.
- Sit in a comfortable posture with an erect spine. You can place your hands on your abdomen or knees.
- Inhale deeply and slowly through your nose, expanding your abdomen fully as you fill your lungs with air.
- Exhale gently and completely, allowing your abdomen to contract as you release the breath through your nose.
- Maintain a steady and consistent rhythm, focusing on making both the inhalation and exhalation equal in duration.
Long Deep Breathing offers a wide range of benefits that contribute to overall well-being:
- Stress Reduction: The deliberate nature of this breath technique activates the parasympathetic nervous system, triggering a relaxation response that reduces stress and anxiety.
- Enhanced Oxygenation: Deep inhalations facilitate greater oxygen intake, which supports optimal functioning of the body’s systems and boosts vitality.
- Mindfulness: The practice encourages mindfulness and presence, allowing you to connect deeply with your breath and quiet the mind.
- Balancing Energy: Long Deep Breathing can help balance the body’s energy centers (chakras) and promote harmony within.
- Heart Health: Slow and controlled breathing can have a positive impact on heart health by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
- Improved Digestion: Deep breaths massage and stimulate the digestive organs, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
Hi I’m Michelle Marsh and I am a coach, therapist, Kundalini Yoga teacher and lover of life.
As Mum with ADHD and highly sensitive person who is also a sensation seeker, I understand what it’s like to have your sensitivity running your life instead of aiding it. But I also know from experience that there is light at the end of the tunnel if you are willing to do the work. For myself, I was never afraid of doing the work… I just couldn’t work out WHAT to do! After years of searching, a few burn outs/breakdowns and intense study I became clear on what works and what doesn’t.
But I am not just sharing with you from an experience point of view. I am also teaching from a professional stance as someone who has studied and integrated teachings from biological, psychological and esoteric traditions. These include Creative Therapies, Kundalini Yoga (KRI), Registered Nursing, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Plant Medicine and Natural Living.
I combine my naturally enthusiastic belief in EVERY BODY with my natural empathic talents to provide you with just the right amount of space and direction so you can go deep and resurface anew.
During the time that I am your coach, I will not leave you hanging between sessions as I am available via email to answer questions and provide support as needed.
If you are unsure whether working with me is right for your unique circumstances, please reach out and I will help you to find clarity. I don’t do sales calls so our chat will be very casual and I will refer you in the right direction if I see that Aromanosis is not right for you at this time.
Registered Counsellor (ACA)
Registered Kundalini Yoga Teacher (KRI)
Bsc (Nursing), Grad Dip Creative Therapies, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Cert, Clinical Hypnotherapy Cert