Meditation: Take In Healing Breath
A reflective exercise to help your breath be a source of healing, even if you suffer from allergies or asthma.
For some individuals, asthma is characterized by chronic respiratory impairment. In others it is acute and marked by episodic symptoms that may result from a number of triggering events.
An asthma attack can constrict and narrow your breathing passages. The airways are inflamed and may fill with mucus. You may wheeze, cough uncontrollably or feel like something is stuck in your throat.
Sometimes it comes upon you suddenly and you feel as if you can barely breathe. The struggle to catch your breath is frightening. It can feel lost and seems irretrievable.
The panic and fear response can constrict your breathing even more.
I always have emergency asthma medicines handy, but I now practice surrendering to the moment. I know that when a surprise asthma attack comes on that it may take some time to restore my air flow. I practice sacred breathing in moments of calm so that all of the cells of my body remember how to relax during an attack. Although I haven’t perfected it this definitely helps me relax!
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Please Note: The above meditation is designed to train your body to relax when you’re breathing normally. It is not intended as a remedy for someone experiencing an asthma attack. If you are having trouble breathing, please follow your doctor’s advice and protocol. If your breathing does not normalize after following your doctor’s instructions, call 911 or your local emergency number for immediate assistance.
Rev. Vic Fuhrman
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