Feb 262009

energetic-womanIf you’re feeling drained and you’re not healing, you may be missing out on your everyday healing energy.

There’s a simple way to top up your healing energy that you can use at any time, in any place.

Rather like ‘eating 5 portions of fruit and veg a day’ to enhance your health, you can use this simple practice each day to boost your healing energy.

When your energy is low it’s a struggle to get on with life; you feel too drained to exercise, to relax deeply, or to use those healing techniques you know will help you. And your body simply doesn’t have enough energy to power its healing processes.

At the physical level, your body needs oxygen to maintain and repair your cells. Cells with a poor oxygen supply will eventually compromise or lose some of their functions.

From a healing perspective, the air we breathe also contains life force, also known as prana or chi, which helps us stay in balance and heal. Again we need a steady supply of this life force energy.

So we need to breathe  in enough air to keep our body working well, and enable it to heal.

When I was learning Quantum Touch healing – which involves a lot of deep breathing – and doing several sessions a day, I was surprised to find my energy level ended up much higher at the end of a day of several sessions than when I started the day.

Experimenting has shown me that a simple 5 x 5 breath, used five times a day has a similar energising and healing effect.

The 5 x 5 breath

It’s easy, here’s what to do:

  1. Breathe in deeply to a count of  5, then breathe out deeply to a count of 5
  2. Repeat  these slow in and out breaths five times

Enhance your 5 x 5 breath

As you use your 5 x 5 breath, you can gradually deepen it in two ways.

  • Loosen any tight clothing round your waist, and allow your abdomen expand as you breathe in. Contract your abdominal muscles to help push the air out of your lungs.
  • Very gradually, slow down your count of 5, so that each in breath and each out breath takes slightly longer.

Five times a day

Your body needs a steady supply of energy, so it’s best to get into a habit of using your 5 x 5 breath several times a day. Here are the times I suggest:

  1. When you get up
  2. Before breakfast
  3. Before lunch
  4. Before dinner
  5. Before going to bed

A habit takes up to 21 days to become automatic, so you may need to keep reminding yourself for two to three weeks. As you feel your energy rise, it will be easy for your 5 x 5 breath to become as much of a daily habit as brushing your teeth!

The Delicious Nugget: Using the 5 x 5 breath five times will immediately raise your energy level, and give you more healing energy.

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