Luscha Baumwald- 5 Ballet-inspired Breathing Exercises to Calm your Mind.

Grace, balance & beauty- held together with correct Breathing.

Alternate nostril breathing (1 minute)

  1. Lift your right hand up toward your nose and exhale completely. Place your right thumb gently over your right nostril.
  2. Inhale through your left nostril and then cover the left nostril with your index finger.
  3. Open the right nostril and exhale through this side. Inhale through the right nostril and then cover this nostril.
  4. Open the left nostril and exhale through the left side before repeating.

Cupped hand breathing (1 minute)

  1. Cup your hands together and place lightly over your nose and mouth.
  2. Then breathe in and out slowly no more than 6–12 times.

Port de Bras with breathing (2 minutes)

  1. Stand with the feet hip-width apart and a strong posture (lift the pelvic floor, engage the abs).
  2. Inhale through the nose and lift the arms.
  3. Exhale through the mouth into a forward fold — letting the head and arms drop and relax.
  4. Inhale through the nose while rolling up through the spine. Repeat.

Shoulder lifts with exhaling (1 minute)

  • Stand with the feet hip-width apart and a strong posture (lift the pelvic floor, engage the abs).
  • Inhale through the nose while lifting the shoulders up towards the ears.
  • Exhale through the mouth as you drop the shoulders allowing them to relax. Repeat four to five times.

Prayer inhale, push exhale (1 minute)

  1. Start in either a standing or sitting positing and inhale, bring the palms together and raising the hands towards the sky.
  2. Exhale as you push the arms down, palms facing the ground.
  3. Repeat, imagining you are inhaling peace and relaxation and exhaling stress and worry.

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Luscha Baumwald

Luscha Baumwald

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