Online shopping holds value. It can be more accessible for some, it gives you space to compare prices and brands, and there is more variety available. Unfortunately, despite there being some positive aspects of the online shopping experience, it has also exacerbated the problem of fast fashion and its impact on us as individuals and the earth. This is because it makes it more convenient, and in some cases cheaper, to shop.
Imagine being a hibernating bear and doing this in your cave: take a deep breath counting slowly to three, hold it counting to three, exhale counting to three and hold again counting to three.
Take a deep belly breath and let the air out trying to make a “grrrrrr” sound.
Take a deep belly breath and slowly exhale making a soft hissing sound. Follow your experience, emotions and repeat until you feel a little bit calmer.
Take a deep breath, make an O shape with your lips and release the air slowly making hoo-hoo sounds.
Find a comfortable place on the floor, go on all fours and arch your back a little bit (some Yoga teachers also advise crossing your eyes during the exercise), take a deep breath in and during the out-breath stick your tongue out and make a hissing sound. Repeat.
There are two takes on the bunny breath…
Breathe in and slowly, but loudly, let the air out of your lungs. Sprinkle the experience with a moment of joy and allow yourself a little bit of playfulness: change your tone or volume or pretend you are singing without words.
To practice horse breath, open your mouth just a little bit, take a deep breath and make the sound of a horse while softly releasing the air.
Here is the first tip: place your hands on your lower ribs and imagine that you are a butterfly opening its wings. Slowly, softly, breathe in to see your wings open up. Repeat a few times.