This Fall is all about (re)igniting our Goddess and God Flames!
Last week of our FRESHFIT Fall Series was dedicated to hydration and the intentional nourishment of our minds, bodies and souls.This week, we'll continue on in this "breath" of complete nourishment as we focus our intention on BREATHING!
Wellness Challenge #3
This week is all about intentional BREATHING. To breathe is our birthright. Physiologically, every organ system within our bodies relies on Oxygen that our breath provides: from your immune system to your brain. Being mindful of our breath will not only elevate your body’s function, but will elevate your mental and spiritual health, too! This week, we’re becoming more aware of living in the present moment, grounding down within ourselves, and relieving stress!
Your Challenge: BOX BREATH!
This deep breathing exercise is great for establishing your inner calm and reducing high stress, so do this in the morning to help set the tone for your day and whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed, come back to this technique.
To start: Sitting upright, slowly exhale through your mouth to release all the stale air from your lungs.
Now follow the breathing pattern of the box above for FOUR cycles.
Inhale deeply through your nose for a count of 4
Hold your breath for a count of 4
Exhale deeply through your mouth for a count of 4 (release all the air in your lungs and tummy
Hold your breath again for a count of 4, and repeat.
Repeat this process as many times as you need.
Practice this technique everyday this week and let us know if you can feel the difference!
What You’ll Need:
A comfortable sitting position.
TIP: Approach this practice with patience and intention - take up all the space you need.
Be sure to check out our Instagram Story for inspiration and updates throughout the week!
SWEAT. RELEASE. And RECHARGE with a range of GoddessFit by Jorré classes offered every week! With this virtual setting, you can build a strong body and even stronger mind out of the comfort of your own home! From Yoga to Boot Camp to Zumba and more, WE GOT YOU COVERED!
ZUMBA BY JORRÉ
The Virtual Session will be made available to all registrants on Friday, Oct 9th at 7:00pm! We're continuing on in letting go, letting loose and sweating it out in style through an empowering dance-workout based in hip movement and cultural authenticity. This is a safe space to RELEASE, SWEAT out all that does not serve you, and relieving stress all the while! Let's get those hips moving, sweat glistening and Goddess vibrations poppin'! For registration info, click the image to the right!
The Virtual Session will be made available to all registrants on Sunday, Oct 4th at 6:00pm! We're continuing on in our practice of mindfulness as we practice intentional breathing to ground within ourselves an honor the present moment . We'll focus on long-holding and fluid movements to stretch and remedy the muscles we've been using all week. Our intentional practice is designed to leave you feeling balanced and elevated. For registration info, click the image to the left!
“We need to breathe. That in itself is an act of revolution.”
~ Jorré Jackson
An Excerpt from: I Can't Breathe - A Sign of the Times by Jorré Jackson
"We are going through A LOT right now. And it becomes increasingly difficult to keep abreast of every development. I find myself navigating this space between rage, despair and numbness. How do you even process all the shit that continues happening to US! The genocide of the Black community isn’t a new topic in any sense of the word, and to see it play out EVERYDAY on social media is one thing - but to experience this trauma on a daily basis is physically painful. Is it weird/selfish of me to express gratitude for the fact that my personal experience of this trauma has been through a screen? Or the written words of a page? I Can’t Breathe.
Initially, I kept chastising myself for stepping away from it all to just breathe and be for a moment – because I feel guilty being able do just that…Breathe. My brothers and sisters who’ve died at the hands of racists for being BLACK no longer have that luxury. And it is my duty as a Black woman, as a healer, as a descendant of a higher plane, as a forever student of life, and a soon to be doctor to serve in whichever way I can – spreading love, light, knowledge, advocacy and wellness to anyone who will receive it – to anyone I can touch. To aid in enacting the social changes we need to elevate ourselves, elevate our community and create a reality we want to experience. I Will Breathe. For EVERYONE we’ve lost to senseless murder, injustice and genocide. For them. For our ancestors. For us. I will breathe.
But to do that, especially now with the Coronavirus pandemic still hot on our tail, I know how important my self-care is. How important our self-care is in protecting ourselves and elevating ourselves. And we need to enter this next phase with the utmost protection. A war is upon us. And our outrage is more than precedented. I stand with all my brothers and sisters who continue to protest and I will continue to manifest our protection as we continue to navigate the bullshit that is our reality. We need to breathe. That in itself is an act of revolution."
Use this week's intentional breathing practice to honor yourself, honor your ancestors and honor those of us who are no longer able to practice their birthright. By being mindful of our breathing we can not only employ some much needed stress relief, but ground down within ourselves and become aware of the present. Take these precious moments to practice gratitude for your breath. Continue this intentional breathing practice throughout the day and take note of how you feel! With intention, we can honor the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters and begin to shape the lives we want to lead!
I am so grateful to have a platform to share what I continue to learn on this path of holistic healing with you Goddesses and Gods! Stay tuned for more! 💛
GoddessFit by Jorré, LLC would like to thank you all for your continued support and participation in our ever-developing events, activities and programs! Stay tuned for updates by subscribing to our Mailing List (below). We'll see you soon, Goddesses and Gods! Onward!
~ Jorré J.