Cool and Calming Breath
Focus: Meditation, Mindfulness, Breath awareness
In this breath-focused practice, you will learn a breathing exercise called sitkari pranayama. Sitkari is a type of breathing exercise that promotes calm in our mind and cooling in our bodies. As first responders, it is quite reasonable for us to be active and have a “get it done” personality. This ability is a great trait to have because it allows us to do our jobs effectively. We can, however, get a disconnect when we need to go home, after our shift, and act “normal”; many times, we are still fired up and ready to serve. This breathing exercise is a way to help you slow down if you have had a stressful or active shift and need to slow down.