1-4-2 calming breath to fall asleep quickly
Insights about this calming breath pattern, to fall asleep within 2 to 5 minutes
Please let me share with you why this kind of calming breath is so beneficial for your body, beyond falling asleep quickly. The actual intention of this deep breathing exercise is to make the lymph moving in your body. Most people think the most amount of fluid in our body is blood. But it's not. We got about twice as much lymph fluid than blood. Our blood is the supplier of our organs. It carries the oxygen and the nutrition that feeds our brains, organs, and muscles with energy and keep them going.
What is the lymph good for?
It transports the waste and poison out of our body. Other than our blood circulation, which is driven by the heart, there is no pump which makes the lymph moving. Have you ever seen a lake without a water exchange? Pretty soon it turns into a stinking pond or cloaca and it is poisoning itself. So what makes it go? The motion of our body. So the more you exercise the better the waste gets removed out of your body. Without motion, your rubbish collection is on strike! The most effective way to make it moving is your diaphragm, which is the muscle located between your lungs and stomach. Deep breathing is driven by this diaphragm. That's why deep breathing is so valuable. It supplies your body with more oxygen, plus it makes your waste collection going at the same time.
To learn more, join the deep breathing challenge
I woke up at 6 o clock and went for a beach run, continued writing my blog and I was pretty disciplined during the day. After my lunch nap, I went to the beach and went snorkeling, went for a beach walk and had a rest at 4 p. m. in a hammock at the beach.
And as you can easily see, the sunset was so ugly, that I needed a beer to make it look nice …
and another one to flush down my dinner 😉
I went to sleep at 9 pm and forgot to enable my alarm. So I slept all night like a baby until 7 a.m. the next day… I think my body needed a long rest, after a lot of days with much less sleep, than I was used to. I am feeling really grateful for it, even though it took me much longer to get up to speed than after the short naps, I used to take during the day. I guess the alcohol was not very beneficial.
Let's start into the second week of the experiment, the day on which I make it, and stick all day to the schedule should not be too far away anymore. I'll keep you posted ...