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Tip n°19 : The breathing

Breathing is breath 🌬️ ... and breath is life ...

It is with an inspiration that our life begins 👶, and with an expiration that it ends 👴, and in between... 🤔 ... we often breathe anyhow: upside down, superficially or not at all 😩.

Kind of like a fish out of water 🐟… see the picture?

But why aren't we breathing properly 🙃❓❓❓

Apart from pathologies, most of the time it's because we're stressed 😬. 80% of chronic diseases 🤕 are stress-related... 80%! Learning to breathe is learning to live better 🧘. Our breathing is not only intended to absorb oxygen and reject carbon dioxide. Our breathing, and above all, the way we breathe acts directly on what is called our "autonomous nervous system", the very one that controls our digestion 🍛, our hormones, our breathing 🌬️, our heart 🧡. "Autonomous"... really ❓ That is to say beyond our control... Nay 🙅‍♀️!

Come on... I'm opening a very small parenthesis on stress 😩😩😩. Not acute stress of course, the one that saves lives, and doesn't last... but chronic stress, the one that takes place especially in our little heads 🤯🤯🤯. The one that lasts…and lasts…and lasts…weeks, months…years…⌛. Instead of saving us, this stress, often useless, makes us sick 🤒. Yes, because the cortisol level is and remains high for a very long time. In the long run it is a real poison ☠️, not only for our immune system but also for our nervous and hormonal system. This leads to a chronic inflammatory state of our entire body, associated with an overload of toxins 🤢 so important that we can no longer eliminate them 🚮.

We self-intoxicate … yuck 🤮🤮🤮! And that's when this door opens 🚪 to let in burn-out 😩 and/or all kinds of chronic diseases 😷. Come on oops... let's quickly put aside all these horrors 👹 and come with me to discover a magnificent technique: heart 🧡 / brain 🧠 coherence, also called heart coherence. This method of controlling breathing regulates this famous "autonomous" nervous system and thus reduces the effects of stress on the body. This is what we want, no ❓ So let's go for practice ❗

1st check necessary: ​​do I breathe right side up or upside down 🤔❓ - Sit with your back straight and close your eyes 🙈. - Put your hands on your belly and check if it swells when you breathe in and if it deflates when you breathe out… then…🌬️ - Put your hands on your heart and bring your attention to this place, in the center: 🧡. - Slow down your breathing and breathe more deeply – count to 5 for example, it can also be less, the goal is not to choke 😅. - Now imagine that it is your heart 🧡 that breathes 🌬️, the air enters and leaves through your heart which inflates and deflates to the rhythm of your breathing. - Feel this feeling of peace that slowly sets in 😌🕊️😌…

Our heart 〰️ has a much more powerful electromagnetic field than that of our brain and as it is contagious, if the waves 〰️ it sends are regular and gentle, we say 'coherent', like beautiful waves in a calm sea 🌊, our brain and our whole organism will come into coherence and our cells will communicate and function optimally👌. It's a bit like an orchestra playing in unison 🎻🎷🎹🎺🥁... but... when we're stressed it's a real cacophony 🙉! Calming your heart and mind has become a vital gesture today.

A heart and a brain in unison 💫 that's what we want. So let's focus on our heart because he is the master of our body ❣️ This technique is incredibly effective in stimulating our parasympathetic nervous system, the one that brings us calm and well-being 😌😌😌 and self-regulates our emotions to prevent them from taking control 😬. In short, a real rejuvenation of our physiology 😀.

I invite you to do this exercise for a few minutes every morning when you wake up ⏰ (with a little inspiring music 🎶 it's even nicer ✌️) to give a nice color 🌈 to your day, and in the evening 🌃 before going to the bed 😴, as well as several times during the day. It is not necessary to close your eyes when you are at your desk and please ⚠️ especially not in your car 😅. As with any new habit 📆, the more you practice, the more it will become second nature, a new program that will fit into your brain 🧠 and allow you to communicate directly with your heart 💕💕💖, the seat of your intuition... instead of listening to everything our mind tells us 🤯!

“OUR BRAIN THINKS… BUT OUR HEART KNOWS…” To conclude: there is breathing and then there is apnea. I invite you to watch this magnificent video (20 min) of Guillaume Néry, double freediving world champion... chills guaranteed... a great way to end the week 🤗.

Come on, ✨✨✨ MIAM la Vie ✨✨✨ and see you soon for new adventures 🌈

Docteur Sandra Stallaert 

Cabinet de Santé Holistique

Homéopathe - Nutritionniste

Consultation à distance


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