Spring has sprung! The trees are budding, birds chirping, and beautiful floral blooms will soon color our world. And when those April showers keep you inside, create your own flowers with your fingers to stretch tired and busy i-pad hands and practice the art of long, slow, mindful breathing with this fun technique Blooming Flower!
Lisa Roberts xoxo
What is Blooming Flower? Blooming Flower is a breathing and centering technique that calms your mind and body while imagining peace and serenity of a garden in full bloom on a gorgeous spring day.
How does it help? The gentle hand movements provide a stretch for our -- often over-worked and over-looked -- busy hands and fingers. And creative visualization combines with mindful breathing skills to calm and relax the body and mind. Ever heard the expression, “Slow down and smell the roses”? Well, here’s your opportunity to do so any time you need to:
How do I do it?
Begin in a comfortable seated position.
Cup your hands together, connecting the heels of each hand and rest your fingertips on each other - this is your flower bud.
Now, spread your fingers wide, but maintain contact between the heels of each hands as well at the thumb and pinky fingers. spread your fingers wide – this is your flower in full bloom!
Close your flower into a bud and raise it to your nose.
Take a deep, long slow inhale, imagining the scent of your flower.
Spread your fingers wide, allowing your flower to bloom and gently exhale, blowing the air on your flower's petals (fingertips!).
Repeat 2-3 times, enjoying the color, shape, scent and bloom of your flower!
Notice how you feel.