We all can make better decisions, and GOGI offers a simple way to help you reach your goals and create a better version of you. While the GOGI Tools are studied according to the GOGI Calendar of Study, you can pull out a GOGI Tool at any time, any where. Just remember, all tools are only useful if you put them to work.
Here’s a quote from page 47 of “Power Up Your Life The GOGI Way: The PowerUp! Manual —
BELLY BREATHING is part of the set of Tools called TOOLS OF THE BODY and was created when a group of Students of GOGI tried to explain to a young student how to get out of the loop of automatic thinking.
In a Peer-Mentor circle, the Students of GOGI asked the youngster to lay on the ground and look up at the ceiling until his belly began to move with every breath. This is a simple trick you can try every night when you lay down to sleep, just lay on your back until your belly starts to move.
You don’t need to even think about breathing with your belly moving because it will happen on its own. When your belly begins to move, that is when you are BELLY BREATHING. When you notice you are using your Tool BELLY BREATHING, you can focus on doing it even when you are standing. Your body is designed so that oxygen is transported by your blood to every part of your body. If you observe others, you will notice that most people breathe with shallow breath. You will see their chest move up and down. What you won’t see is their belly moving in and out with every breath. BELLY BREATHING is a Tool you can use to return to your optimal breath.
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Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Donald Simpson.