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One Minute Breath


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One Minute Breath

Nicole Dechow


It’s all about the breath.
And my secret weapon NO 1- One Minute Breath

 It is all about breathing. How we breathe can literally change our entire life. It can help us to become more centered, more effective and it helps us to understand our full potential.

Our life is divided between our first and our last breath and what we do with it in between. So becoming aware of our breath brings us not only direct into the present moment but it also helps us to become aware of our full potential and teaches us how to access it. Sounds pretty cool so far, right?
The ancient yogis knew about the power of breathing and how you can change your entire life with it and made pranayama (breathing exercises) a major part of their yoga practice.

The one breathing technique that helps me going through difficult and challenging moments is the 1 Minute Breath. I use it to center myself before important appointments or when I find myself in a difficult situation – like a traffic jam when you already know you don’t have time or an argument with your beloved.

 One Minute Breath
It is a Breathing Technique from Kundalini Yoga in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan. It is simple, its effective and you can do it anywhere you want – in the car, in the supermarket, at home. Whenever you need a calm mind, or you starting to feel anxious or worried.
One Minute Breath = 1 cycle per minute. 20 seconds to inhale, 20 seconds hold, 20 seconds to exhale.
I recommend 3 cycles of 1 Minute Breath – so 3 minutes in total.

In the beginning it might seem hard to inhale for such a long time or hold the breath for such a long time – that is normal and totally ok. Just work yourself up to it and count faster in the beginning.

Some of the benefits of 1 Minute breath according to KRI (Kundalini Research Institute)

   Optimized cooperation between the brain hemispheres
   Dramatic calming of anxiety, fear and worry
   Openness to feeling one's presence and the presence of spirit
   Develops your intuition

Happy Breathing and l hope this helps you the next time you find yourself in car traffic, need to be centered before an important appointment or just to calm your thoughts down.

Love & sparkles of Light,



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Breathe in love, breath out fear
breathe in trust and guidance, breath out negativity and pain