We were standing at the rail of the riverboat waiting to depart. I was being lulled by the paddles as they hit the water in their rhythmic patterns. Somewhere inside I felt the desire to take a deep breath. And then another. And 30 more.
I practiced deep diaphragmatic breathing long ago. When did I stop doing that, I wonder? I felt so energized by the time I got to the 30th breath. I felt pure energy course through my body, bringing all of my senses back into vibrant focus. I did bellows breathing this morning before I sat here to write and I was amazed at the instant clarity. A focus on breath is a gift to wellness that would serve me to remember and return to a daily practice.
I am thankful for the natural resource of fresh Florida air. My sleep last night was deep and refreshing, for which I am also grateful. I woke without the opportunity clock, and I feel energized and ready for a full day. My mind is awake and my attitude is positive. I can hardly wait to go outside, and breathe in more pure energy.