I love the calm of winter.
(Maybe it’s an evolutionary thing? Slowing down – eating more. Hibernating.)
Winter feels like a deep breath.
One you take in with a clean palate – surrounded by crisp blankets of insulation.
The acoustics add a nice touch of presence.
Breath work becomes the clothes we wear: hats and scarves and big jackets that make our heavy breathing more noticeable; more audible; visible.
Take some time to consider your breath today.
Take deep breaths before you eat (and eat more).
Take deep breaths before you sleep.
Take a deep breath right now (unless you’re drinking something or eating something…I’ll wait).
Forget the bustle of the holidays.
Leverage the calm of winter to engage your diaphragm – consciously.
Breath is the gift of presence.
Breath is the calm of winter.