Can you tell that I just got back from Hawaii? I had the most magical time and wanted to share some of the Aloha energy with you.
While I was there, I woke up early and did my normal breathing exercises to start my day.
A few days in, I realized that I wanted to really embody and project the word Aloha and Mahalo.
I learned that Aloha does not only mean hello and goodbye. It also means:
- Love, peace, and compassion.
- A connection with mind, body, spirit.
- A connection with all other people, living things, and the universe.
- To be joined with the spirit and the presence of the person you are with or the place you are in.
So I edited the breath I was doing to use the word Aloha and then I added an evening breath using the word Mahalo, to give thanks for the wonderful day.
After I got back, I discovered that the break down of the word includes breath.
Alo – “to share”
oha – “to show affection or friendship”
ha – “life, breath”
Wow! How perfect!
I am sharing this breathing technique with you today in a short video. (1:44).
I share this with respect for the Hawaiian culture and gratitude that I was able to experience with my family.
Below are some of my favorite photos from our trip!