Breathwork for calming and easing anxiety
The breath is mighty powerful and has such a huge impact on the way we feel. It can transform a very anxious situation to something more easeful (ever been annoyed by someone who tells you to "just breathe" when you’re stressed out? There’s good reason for their intentions even though it surely makes for an eyeroll bonanza 🙄!)
So here’s a video of a breathwork practice i use regularly (especially at airports after problematic moments transitioning through the unnecessarily exhausting and dehumanising process of immigration 😒 looking at you Bergen Flesland every damn time 😞) , which I hope will be centring and meditative + useful for relaxation and grounding. It could also be useful for anxiety and stress, so feel free to try this out at any time and see how you feel.
You will need: Floor space to lay down - feel free to luxe it up as you like with blankets, cushions etc. 🧖🏽♀️💅🏾
Really hope that this is useful for you.
Let me know how you go! Thanks for practicing with me! 💗
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Sitting in my room looking out to to the lofty trees nearby listening to this song which you can also hear in this week’s Spotify soundtrack here.
Challenge: To create for 5 minutes, and share it before overthinking it.
Here’s what came out of my insides today!
- Join me sometime? Make something! Write or draw or jot or sing or collage? And tag me somewhere in the comments / on your social!
An inspiring study 🌷
Joys of spring, creative play, Black love, what failure teaches us and Brown girlhood.
Join me for the stuff that has floated my boat lately 💜
So much of this world is fixated on a result. A statistic. A number. A ranking.
What does that tell us really?
What are we measuring this against?
Reflections on being a solopreneur for the past 9 years. It’s been hard. And often a path that had me questioning, “…should i give up?!”
But something drives me, like Others, to keep going, despite the challenges.
And there’s lots of us out here, doing our best in this crazy world to make best of it the way we can.
And hopefully align with something that pings our pants on the journey.
Here’s my motivation. Let’s talk about yours! x
PS this blog might be a good accompanyment to my latest podcast episode 32!
What a woman! Some joy + appreciation for one of my favourite writers.
Darlings! i wanted to share a useful tool that i’ve been using to help clear up my Twitter account! Which might be helpful if you, like me, live lots of lives and over the years have perhaps ended up following accounts that no longer “spark joy” (Gosh, that word is overused these days huh? ) for you anymore. And if you have felt obliged to follow someone out of guilt/work stuff/political relations etc.
Little Richard is how i’m trying to be! This is one of my fave clips of him “holy makadandee!” (and favourite outfits too, obviously! Dazzling peach garms forever darling 🍑✨!)
“What i know is that desire is a sense of life, inspiration is the essence of creating. Creation.”
Agnès Varda reflects on how three ideas central to the life of an artist - inspiration, creation, and sharing - have shaped her career over seven decades of filmmaking.
Because it’s our queen’s anniversary and i am a lamb 4 lyfe, i will use any excuse to celebrate the elusive chanteuse. Hark! A visionboard! And a playlist! A refuge for fellow Lambs! 🐑✨