I am taking a Restorative Breathwork training course in order to become certified as a Barratt Breathworks restorative practioner. Part of my homework for this month is building an awareness of my own breath. Taking time to lie in savasana (the corpse pose/final relaxation pose), and explore the rhythm, depth, location, movement, pace – everything! about my own natural breath.
This sounds pretty simple; it is not.
My daughter wanders in, seeing me lying on the floor, eyes closed.
“Mommy. Mommy. Mommy.
I pop off the floor — “WHAT!????!! — I’m doing my homework!”
I do a mental eye roll. This is not easy; my breathing homework is hard. Breathwork digs up emotions, breaks down barriers; breathwork is WORK. I lie back down, close my eyes, and try to resume my practice. Relax the body; quiet the mind; notice my breath.
Ah, yes – cuddle work. I think I’ll pursue my Ph.D.