We got used to everything having to be and happening fast: our food is fast, there are language courses promising to learn a new language perfectly in 10 days. Even a musical instrument’s method book promises to learn to play the guitar in 4 weeks and the saxophone perfectly in 2 months.
I’m glad to be one of these dinosaurs to learn my instruments in my very own tempo. Since 30 years I still learn to play the saxophone, it is a huge part of my life. And I even had and still have the opportunity to help other people learn this beautiful instrument….in their very own pace & tempo.
It’s the same with breathwork: I’m learning as profound as possible, I’m teaching as calm as possible.
Since my early teens, I play woodwind-instruments. Playing these horns you have to use abdominal breathing and full yogic breathing. Since 35 years I practise and use these breathing-techniques. At the same time abdominal and full yogic breathing are THE basic techniques when it comes to breathwork. So I’m doing basic breathwork since some 30 years. That’s why I easily got into the other pranayama breathing-techniques.
My conclusion is: take your time, take the time you need to see the full capacity of one thing you are doing. That’s how you get the most out of it. That’s how you will be able to integrate breathwork into your life, one step after the other and enjoy the journey. Believe me, it is a wonderful journey!
Mahatma Gandhi once said: „There’s more to life than simply increasing its speed.“
What do you really spend time on?
If you had a wish: what’s the one thing you want to spend time on?