Breathing with the Living Well Group

The Living Well group met at Murley Hall for their April Meeting. This month the topic was breathing. During her talk Kathy covered such topics as the difference between breathing and respiration and mouth breathing versus nose breathing. The talk was full of interesting facts. Did you know we take 25,000 breaths a day? That U.S. Navy Seals do breathing exercises before going into battle? Or the way we breathe has deteriorated through history?

Members also learnt how doing Sudarshan Kriya breathing classes had changed the life of James Nestor. He was so impressed by the the improvement in health and mental well-being that he researched the topic and wrote a book.

        Breath:The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (Penguin Life £16.99)

 The group then did exercises for improving balance. This included the dreaded squats and heel to toe walking which had a few of the members wobbling about. The session ended with a lovely short relaxing meditation, and of course, tea and biscuits. 

‘Remember, as long as you are breathing, it’s never too late to start a new beginning.’ (anon)

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