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キウイ

It all comes down to one thing

Your breath.

Your breath is amazing. It’s the one thing we can control that can also control itself.

Stop and take a moment to be cognizant of your breathing. Is your breathing shallow?

When we feel down, it’s natural for us to slouch. Slouching can escalate and make us feeling even worse.

But the reverse is also true.

Take in a deep breath. Your posture automatically improves, and your mood along with it. Good posture and good breathing is the way to go.

If you’re feeling worked up, you may find that your breathing is out of sync, or has become shallow. This is our brain’s flight or fight instinct working in overdrive when it shouldn’t be.

Take a moment to relax by simply sitting and taking a few long deep breaths, even better if you can do it outside.

Your breath is amazing. It’s what it all comes down to.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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