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Each week a new theme. Each day 10 minutes to focus our mindset on what matters.
I'm Sarah Parker, Wolf, and you're listening to the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. Thanks for joining me.
The theme this week is “Exhale” and today is Well-being Wednesday when we focus on how to take better care of ourselves.
Hi everyone and thanks for joining me for another episode of the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. I hope that you were able to join us for Motivation Monday and Truthful Tuesday. And if you missed them, please go back and have a listen so that you can get the full experience of this week's theme, “Exhale,” but today is Well-being Wednesday and we want to focus on self-care, so let's get started.
Alright everybody, I am so excited about today's episode because this intention can only be accompanied by my absolute favorite action on the yoga mat. You're in the car right now or you're a little less than flexible, do not panic, no worries. This is not downward dog. This is not, you know, putting your left leg behind your head... no, no. Today we're going to incorporate Lions breath. It is the ultimate in exhaling.
Seriously, if you know what I'm talking about, you're nodding your head right now. I know you are, so here it is. You take a very big deep breath in through your nose, and then on the exhale we stretch our mouths open, stick out our tongues and give, oh, nice big (sound).
Alright, so I'm going to demonstrate now without the instructions. You ready? (Demonstrates)
Hey, I never said that it wouldn't attract a bit of attention, and you know maybe it's even a bit weird to listen to on a podcast, but I swear by this. I swear it will make you feel absolutely awesome. So I'm going do it again, so come on and join me. Just take a deep breath and hold it there for a second. And on the way out stick out your tongue and you know make some weird noises. You're ready. Here we go.
So obviously that connects to our theme this week of “Exhale,” but more than just breathing out, Lions breath is a way for us to let go of all that stuff which no longer serves us. A really powerful way to Exhale.
I just love that phrase “to let go of that which no longer serves us,” because when we decide to take care of ourselves...toxic relationships and people, toxic situations, toxic habits, toxic substances we put into our bodies... they no longer serve us on our journey of growth and inner peace, so we let them go with a mighty Exhale.
So today we work toward becoming our very best selves with the intention: To release what no longer serves me, I exhale.
To release what no longer serves me, I exhale And in the middle of all this...all this nice, calm music that we're going to play while we're breathing in and out, throwing some Lions breaths there. I'm going to spare you from listening to mine. I know it's not the prettiest on a podcast, but I encourage you just try it. It's just so powerful.
All right, here we go. Let's take that deep breath in. And, hold it. Exhale and give me that lion's breath. One more time, take a nice deep breath in. And let go of everything that no longer serves you with the lion's breath. And let's think to ourselves...
To release what no longer serves me, I exhale. (repeated over relaxing music)
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