Beloved breathless nurse,
I see you over there flustered and anxious. It’s chaos from the moment you wake up, to the moment you fall down flat on your bed.
You spend all day filling out those charts, running up and down, attending to this patient and that, your attention divided in every direction. Always on the move. Work, family, studies, life. It is overwhelming.
As a nurse you know all there is to know about breathing. You’re counting the bpm of your patients and checking their O2 sats. When they are anxious, your natural response is to ask them to take long deep breaths. When is the last time you stopped to take note of your own breathing?
Have you noticed the tension in your shoulders? The stiffness in your neck? The slight aches and pains? The anxiety?
Your body is yearning for some rest and relaxation. With the buzzing noise of your busy lifestyle, there’s hardly any time to breathe and yet breathing is exactly what you need.
Sacred Breath. From the YogaNurse Three Part Sacred Remedy.
Sweet, simple, deep, conscious breathing techniques that will expand your mind and increase your sense of well-being.
10 Minute Free Guided Meditation:
I invite you to take ten minutes out of your day to listen along to this free guided meditation. An easy, soothing, deep breathing practice for nurses. Restore and renew every cell in your body and mind as you melt away your stress.
What’s that I hear you say? “There is no time for that.”
It is easy to underestimate the power of deep breathing and place it low on your list of priorities but you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice. I understand that you value your time and that you don’t have a lot of it to spare. In the YogaNursing community we encourage yoga and breathing techniques that fit into the busy lifestyle of nurses. More importantly we seek to create the powerful transformation and lift that you need, so that you may continue to serve as a nurse by returning to your primordial state of peaceful love and kindness.
You can practice deep breathing even when you have no time
Just as long as you are in a well ventilated area in loose fitting clothing like scrubs. Keep your back straight and your chin slightly tucked and you can practice deep breathing:
- While you fill out paperwork or do menial tasks.
- While you’re in the shower.
- While waiting in queues.
- At boring meetings.
- While sitting, standing, lying down.
- While placed on hold (to the lovely tune of elevator music).
- While reading this blog post.
- While on the bus or train.
- While hiding under your desk.
- While prepping dinner.
While you’re on your lunch break – (haha, we all know that lunch breaks are an ancient myth).
Take in the life force of sacred breath and it will serve you, your loved ones AND your patients well.
When not to practice deep breathing:
- When driving as it may relax you too much.
- While performing tasks that require your full attention and wakefulness.
- After eating or while under the influence of substances such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Aching for more?
Enroll for our online course: The YogaNursing Essentials.
Easy, digestible modules practiced at your own pace.
Or apply to become a CYN, Certified YogaNurse®.
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May Love Go With You Wherever You Go,
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