Just a quickie today – I’ve been out enjoying the glorious sunshine and we are going round to friends later this evening, so I have a wee 15-minute window for today’s exercises!
I think this is one of the beautiful things about Jani‘s e-courses – she gives you bite sized chunks that you can easily fit into your day!
Watch day 2 video here if you want to join in!
Here’s my take on today’s 3 exercises …..
1) Taking 3 deep breaths. Oh, yes, Jani, this is a fantastic exercise. Since the new year I’ve being trying to put aside time to meditate every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes, and I’ve mostly been succeeding in sticking to it. So I’m a big fan of deep breathing and focusing on your breath. I like Jani’s idea of using it more often throughout the day though – it definitely centres me and brings me back to myself. So simple, so quick, but can really make a difference to your day – which is the whole idea of Everyday Enchantment, I guess!
2) Take a wind bath. Oh, how I love the phrase “wind bath”, it will be added to my vocabulary! It’s funny that Jani suggests this because a few weeks ago I was out walking with my husband on a windy day and I just had the urge to take my hair out of its pony tail and let it blow all around my face. WOW it felt amazing. I spent years and years worried about my appearance, not wanting the car windows open cos it would mess up my hair …. these days I am too busy enjoying life to be bothered! Bring on the messy hair I say, life is too short! Letting the wind whip around you and blow your hair around is highly recommended and I will be doing it often!
3) Breath in 3 things and out 3 things. I very much liked this exercise. Again, it really helped to ground and centre me and made me feel great. Here were my three things:
I breathe in joy, I breathe out fear.
I breathe in love, I breathe out dislike.
I breathe in calm, I breathe out anxiety.
Lovely stuff, looking forward to day 3!