Exchanging the breath is a beautiful meditative breathing practice that encourages people to mindfully consider their connection with each and every person and living thing on our earth. It is deeply calming and healing.
1. Find a comfortable seat or other position. Take a few moments to relax your body and make sure that nothing is disturbing you such as your clothing or eyeglasses. Close your eyes and focus on your breath coming in and out through your nose.
2. As you inhale let your belly soften and expand, and as you exhale gently draw your navel in towards your spine.
3. Once you find a steady and comfortable rhythm for your breath begin to imagine that with each inhalation you are receiving the breath as a gift. Feel yourself fill with gratitude as you recognize that the breath you are taking in is the same breath that is being shared with each person in the room, each person in this world, and even the animals and plants are breathing the same air as you.
4. Now with each exhalation give the breath away as a gift. Be gracious as you exhale completely recognizing that you are sending the breath on to another soul who needs it. Continue this pattern of breathing in with gratitude and breathing out with grace.
This breathing activity can be done by one person in a room, by an entire group of people together, or with a partner. If you are going to practice or lead this in partners, you would want to be more specific in your visualization,and imagine sending the breath back and forth to each other. This can be very healing after an argument or misunderstanding.
LITTLE FLOWER YOGA IS HONORED TO BE A PARTNER IN THIS YEAR'S KARMA KREW NATIONAL PEACE BY PEACE YOGATHON, A 30 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE THIS JULY!
We will be raising money to support the Sanctuary for Families Yoga Program. SFF is a vital NYC organization serving women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking.
There are many ways to get involved with this amazing event!
IF YOU ARE A YOGA TEACHER OR STUDIO OWNER
Become a Yogathon Ambassador! This is a very simple and straightforward way to provide a tremendous amount of support. You will be listed on the Karma Krew website, driving students to your classes, and you will receive promotional materials from Karma Krew, including Peace by Peace posters, website banner, pre-written email template for your newsletter, and a press release to distribute to local media. You will help get the word out to your students about the Yogathon, and encourage them to practice as much yoga as possible during the month of June.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ready to become an ambassador, send the following information directly to Karma Krew No Later Then April 27th at email@example.com:
Name of Studio
Organization you will be an ambassador for (Little Flower Yoga!)
IF YOU ARE A YOGA STUDENT
Participate in the yogathon challenge! Enroll directly through Karma Krew as a Yogathon participant. This is a simple 5 minute process, and automatically creates your own fundraising page. You can then set your goals, and email the link to your page out to friends and family, who can easily sponsor you based on the number of yoga classes you pledge to attend in June.