Another What If: Breathing

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Imagine if you were a child – let’s say before the age of 4 or 5, the age of pre-reasoning where the brain has not yet learned the ability to reason why something makes sense or not. Imagine that you were just learning to discover the world around you.

Now what if, on that journey of discovery, you recognized that all the different pleasurable feelings of touch were a building block in adding emotional, mental and physical awareness to your already deep spiritual connection on this earth as a human being? You’d come to regard your body as a vessel, or a tool, used for exploring and navigating your environment.

Now imagine being told rather harshly, as many of us are, that there were certain parts of the body you should not touch?  Certain ways your body should and shouldn’t be used? Wouldn’t confusion set in, kindled by someone you considered an authority on life, someone you depended on to guide you safely into this new life? Might your body not start to feel like a foreign landscape, full of treacherous obstacles, rather than a useful tool, a container for your self, where utility and health are key?

Does this sound familiar?

We start out life thinking of our body as a wonderful tool. We start out trusting our bodies to do what we tell them. Young children simply do, and are; they don’t assign value judgement to walking a certain way, to talking or standing or feeling a certain way – to breathing a certain way. Infants and young children breathe properly, using the diaphragm to fully expand the lungs and moving the belly in and out. It’s only as adults that we learn to hold our breath when uncomfortable or ashamed. Shame reshapes the way our bodies work naturally and at the same time, reduces their efficiency.

But your body is more powerful than shame, guilt or fear. And The Dolly Lammy can help you re-learn what your childhood body knew instinctively: to breathe with your diaphragm, efficiently and correctly, making your lungs work to their full capacity.

And breathing right is only the first step. Let The Dolly Lammy help you awaken long-forgotten instincts. Start today.

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