Breathing and meditation

The breath plays a major part in keeping us alive. The very first thing we do in our life is inhale, the very last exhale…

 

Explore breathing practices – particularly coherent breathing – and guided meditation around the breath – and relate them to their effects on the nervous system, with particular emphasis on the role of the vagus nerve. 

WEEK 1   |   WEEK 2   |   WEEK 3   |   WEEK 4

Week 1

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Breathing practice and talk

The function of the diaphram and diaphragmatic breathing

Meditation

Mindfulness of breathing guided meditation, 20mins

Week 2

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Breathing practice and talk

The effects of breathing on the nervous system and coherent breathing, 18mins

 

Meditation

Mindfulness of breathing and using words, guided meditation, 28mins

Week 3

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Talk

The vagus nerve, 7mins

 

Breathing practice

Coherent breathing with bells, 7mins

 

Meditation

Mindfulness of breathing and using counting, guided meditation, 27mins

Week 4

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Talk

The Anapanasati Sutta, 11mins

 

Meditation

Mindfulness of breathing, guided meditation, 24mins