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3 New Ways to Breathe Through Difficult Times

Have you been feeling the pressures of the crazy in the world lately?

I can't think of any time in recent history where it's been more important to love, listen, connect and to breathe. And now is the time to learn how to breathe through difficult times.

I also find that something as simple as breathing can be difficult.

It's hard enough building a business, while reaching for your goals and taking care of your family or life at home. On top of that, throw in a slew of negativity and hate that is being pushed on us, through all senses. It can honestly be debilitating.ย I'm taking matters into my own hands and brining you a powerful free training on the power of your breath.As a singer and speaker I have studied breath almost my entire life, and I'm honestly amazed by the new techniques I continue to learn.

Are you ready to breathe more intentionally, connect to what matters, and make a bigger difference in this world? I have got some simple tricks that will bring you more peace and confidence so that you can breath some positivity into this world! And of course, make your live videos better as well.

How do you breathe?

Do you find that when you take in a big, deep breathe and find that your chest rises up? That is the opposite of how we are naturally breathe. Breathing low into your belly is how we are meant to breathe and you can find that you are doing this when your belly expands with every breathe instead of your chest.

Let's talk about breathing through difficult times!

Close Your Mouth

Put one hand on your chest and one on your belly. Think about making the movement when you breathe as small as possible. And now close your mouth. Crazy, right? This is a type of breathing called Buteyko. It is based on keeping your mouth closed and breathing in a small amount of air and then, breathing out more air than we inhaled. The idea is that we are over oxygenating ourselves and we want to stop ourselves from breathing in as much air as we want to.

Try it! Feel that hand move as you try to limit or reduce the amount of air you are inhaling. Does it feel like your body is screaming? What does it feel like? Maybe you feel relaxed! Or a strange sense of peace?

Now try to breathe in for two counts and breathe out for eight counts. Don't cheat! The point is that you do not want to take in as much as you can. All of this is based on the fact that we should breathe OUT more carbon that we breath in oxygen. You will find that as you practice, your body will start to naturally breathe ย in this pattern. Amazing, right?

Breathe Out Positivity

It is time to breathe in the negative and breathe out the positive. We are now going to use our body as an air purifier. Don't attach yourself to anything negative but think about something that you purely love. This follows a practice called Tonglen. If you have been with us for a while, this is where the Quesadilla of Awesome comes from. Think about something that you love purely with unabashed joy. Now breathe out and wish that thing tons of love, light and energy.

Let's expand. Ok, try to think about something that you love but maybe causes a bit of frustration or irritation every now and then. Repeat the process. Picture this NEW object and still breathe OUT with wishes of love, light, energy and positivity. How did that feel? It takes practice but once you master it, it will bc amazing!

Sing

When you set aside dedicated time, things can shift. First of all, it requires you to change up your breathing patterns. Singing requires you to practice what Buteyko states, breathing in less oxygen than you release.

When I find myself in a place where I am overworked or overwhelmed, and I sing, I find myself in such a relaxed state. Singing forces you to control your breathe which causes us to slow down and be purposeful.

So when in need, it is time to sing. It doesn't matter WHAT you sing, just belt it out…whatever comes to you! For ever more power and positivity, sing with others and have them join in!

We have the power within us to change this world. Confidence, peace and harmony can all come with just starting to breathe intentionally! I am so grateful for you being here and adding to a world of positivity and life! Comment below if you are with me!

Are you ready to sing with us! If so, watch the live video here. Get ready to sing!

 

 

 

This Post Has 97 Comments

  1. Tracey Cox says:

    Shift … Vibrational Change

  2. Lisa Monette says:

    Your balance of energy is like the eclipse…you block the negativity with your positivity!

  3. Lisa Monette says:

    Grounded and powerful!๐Ÿ’ฅ

  4. Tracey Cox says:

    it is perfect timing divine

  5. Lisa Monette says:

    The replay of the eclipse will surround us all day..โค๏ธ

  6. Lisa Monette says:

    Yes!!!!lalalala!! And dance too??

  7. That’s why I put together a stress relief playlist for my group. It’s fun!

  8. Tracey Cox says:

    I love to sing praise in church…

  9. Lisa Monette says:

    You???? High energy?? Seriously??

  10. Tracey Cox says:

    That’s the only thing about church…

  11. Lisa Monette says:

    ๐Ÿ™€Climb Every Mountain….lalala๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

  12. If happy little blue birds fly……beyond the rainbow….

  13. Lisa Monette says:

    OMG๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€โค๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  14. Lisa Monette says:

    I’m already crying!! So sweet!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‚

  15. I’ll leave the singing to you Molly ๐ŸŽถ

  16. WOAH! I’ve never heard the intro!

  17. Lisa Monette says:

    Still crying…Iz song I used at my moms memorial…very touching!!!!! Love this Molly!!๐Ÿค—โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

  18. LOVE! Our pitch was on POINT!

  19. Oh my gosh! I haven’t actually realized the last line! I’m so moved! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ข

  20. Lisa Monette says:

    Ease on ease on down the road!!!!

  21. I’m grateful for you!

  22. Lisa Monette says:

    Love you too!!! ๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™€๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ช

  23. Robin Sloan says:

    This is so awesome!!

  24. Yes – deep breathe…works for brass playing and singing…but we forget even when we know how to – in order to relax other times.

  25. I want to breathe deeply like when I play horn.

  26. Makes sense – while playing instruments- that can be a problem breathing in too much air.

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  28. Jyll Hoyrup says:

    Molly Mahoney – The Prepared Performer This is really interesting (and opposite of what I’ve been doing with the positive IN, negative OUT). Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to #3 technique!

  29. Jyll Hoyrup says:

    SING! Oh watch out Neighbors! haha

  30. Jyll Hoyrup says:

    This is inspiring me to ask my Guides the best way for me to breathe! ROAR

  31. Hiii Molly let’s breathe!!!

  32. When I’m stressed I often give big exhales, and my husband has to remind me to take a big inhale. LOL

  33. So cool! Buteyko ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. yes exhale the negativity and inhale all goodness

  35. you’ll have to add another letter to your FITT strategy

  36. I like to lie on my back on a yoga ball–chiro recommended it for stretching out the back. AND for stretching out my daughter’s text-neck! It feels great.

  37. Love learning new breathing techniques!

  38. Alison Beall says:

    My business๐Ÿ˜ต

  39. It’s SO important! That’s why:)

  40. I always reference babies when I teach breathing.

  41. Ooo! I’m lookin that up!

  42. You know I love me some breathing techniques!

  43. I love that! I call it “invisible breath” with my young students

  44. I totally hear you on that!

  45. This is perfect for my morning๐Ÿ˜Š

  46. Yes. I’ve got a meditation for that

  47. I’m breathing in “annoyances” and breathing out love๐Ÿ˜Š

  48. Love when lunchtime turns into a musical๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  49. Wish upon a star! ๐ŸŒŸโœจBeautiful ๐Ÿ˜

  50. wow that’s so interesting!! new way!!! thanks Molly!!!

  51. Love it!! My favorite saying is “just breath”!

  52. Beth Sharma says:

    I did your breathing this morning, LOVE!!

  53. I ALWAYS forget to breath! I feel like I need to write the word all over my house to remind myself.

  54. This is really interesting. Have never heard this before!

  55. Breath! Just Breath! My new mantra! Just Breath. In and out. Breath!

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