Power Breathing

May 30th, 2016 § 0 comments

2 of Swords - Rider Waite Smith Tarot

When I look at the woman in the Rider Waite Smith version of the 2 of Swords card, I imagine her being in a state of meditative calm. I see her sitting quietly in front of the big water focusing her mind and breathing in and out in a steady relaxed rhythm.

Finding our own way to such calm can sometimes be a challenge, especially when our breathing is neither steady nor relaxed. That’s where power breathing can help us out.

In the Big Think video below featuring Jane McGonigal, we’re taught not only how to power breath, but also why it can be even more effective than deep breathing to help us achieve the mental calm pictured in the woman from the 2 of Swords. Take a look…

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