This blog is about mindfulness and consciousness. Our breath – and holding of it – is a great indicator of where we’re at and whether we are flowing or resisting life. I have had times in my life where I’ve been so disconnected from myself that I’ve had to literally gasp for breath, and still today my naturally-inclined racing mind leaves me spinning and breathless. It is obvious that slow, calm and conscious breathing is key to calming the mind down, being present and fully experiencing life.
A few years ago I worked for a wonderful company, Drum Cafe, that offered corporate interactive drum circles. A team of expert drummers would get the group drumming, learning routines and making music together. The group would begin banging with such determination to get it right and each time without fail, one of the charismatic instructors would have to (comically) remind the group “don’t forget to breathe”, which was always met with an exhale of laughter. Drumming and rhythm is innate and all one needs to do is let go, stop that thought, BREATHE and enjoy.