Lower Belly Breathing This is the first of many breathing exercise practices that we are going to do together here on Yoga with Melissa. The first breathing exercise that we are going to explore over the next several weeks is lower belly breathing. This breathing is wonderful for relieving anxiety, it creates space away from thought so it is fantastic for reducing that racing monkey mind, it will reduce stress, calm you down so you can sleep, it will aid in your digestion, reduce your hormone cortisol in your body, lower your heart rate and blood pressure and slow your breathing rate so that you will expend less energy and have more energy. We are going to do this breath lying down on our backs with our knees bent and feet flat on the floor. This will allow you to relax your belly for more ease of breath. I am going to recommend that you do this breath practice everyday for the 10 minutes that we will practice it together. Find one friend that you can do this video with for the next week until part 2 comes out. Be sure to subscribe and press the bell so that you get the next video. Practice together and share with them what you notice about doing this breath practice. If you are a member, I am going to set up a section in our community that we can discuss the effects of our breath practice each day. Members Practice These Videos to Release Your Lower Belly this Week: Slo Mo Ball Lower Belly Release Members Click Here Give yourself a thumbs up for a commitment to breath practice since one of the benefits is lowering the stress hormone cortisol in your body. If you feel more calm, put I feel more calm in the comments. If you have any questions, leave them below and I can answer them in future videos.