Life, Love & Photography :: Breath of Fire

July 7, 2022

Photo by Judith Rae.

 

Have you tried breath of fire?!?

I was cruising down the FDR Drive with one of my besties who just happens to be an extraordinary performing artist (actress, singer and song writer). We were headed to Brooklyn for a special live performance she was going to give. As we zoomed downtown her speech got faster and then she paused.

“I’ve gotta do my breath of fire” and so as the chatter quieted the breathing began. For about three minutes together we practiced breath of fire to help ease our nervous systems.

We made it just in time and her performance was beyond incredible!!!

I’ve tried Breath of Fire before but hadn’t made it a practice until now. This day, today… I could feel my nerves jumping around inside, bouncing like children on a trampoline with a sugar high. It wasn’t that I had eaten anything to set it off. Just some nervous jitters before a special call. That’s when I remembered breath of fire and so I began. For about two to three minutes, focused on my inhales and rapid exhales – kind of like blowing into a tissue from your nose with your mouth closed. Once I was complete, my nervous system calmed and I was ready for my special call.

According to gaia.com Breath of Fire A.K.A. Kapalabhati Pranayama purifies the lungs and nasal passages. A powerful, one of a kind breathing exercise that will help the entire body. Made up of short, powerful exhales and passive inhales. Other benefits include:

  • Cleanse Yourself of Toxic Air
  • Excellent for Respiratory Problems
  • Increases Blood Circulation
  • Tones Your Abdomen
  • Helps with Decision Making

Here is a helpful video Breath of Fire Tutorial

I’d love to hear from you so please do let me know how it goes for you and if you notice a difference.

My hope for this blog post is that it continues to inspire you to dream, to grow and to create in fabulously authentic ways. May we all deepen our sense of self-love, creativity, cultivate change, fulfillment and joy in our lives and take time to acknowledge all that we have to be thankful for!

As always, I truly appreciate your friendship, your continued encouragement and generous referrals. If you have any suggestions, questions or thoughts please call or email judith@judithrae.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

with love,

Judith

 

* not recommended for those who suffer from cardiac problems, hernia and spinal disorders, those who suffer from severe respiratory infections, colds and nasal obstruction should not perform this breathing and cleansing technique. Most physicians usually ask people suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes to refrain from performing this breathing technique. Those with abdominal ulcers should also avoid performing the technique. If you are pregnant, you should not practice this type of breathing exercise.