Andean Mountain Breath For High Altitude
How to do it: Take deep, slow breaths while visualizing high mountain tops and crisp high-altitude air.
This technique is inspired by the high-altitude regions of the Andes in South America. In this practice, you can take deep, slow breaths while visualizing the crisp, clean air of the Andean mountains. Imagine the pure mountain air entering your lungs and filling your body with vitality as you inhale, and as you exhale, visualize releasing any tension and negative energy. This practice connects you with the idea of being in harmony with nature and encourages deep, mindful breathing. There are also ways to exercise for high-altitude terrains. A simple way to start is by inhaling to your maximum capacity, then holding for 3 counts, exhaling fully, and slowly increasing the counts as you progress.