Three Part Daoist Breathing Technique with Bernie Clark

In this tutorial, we delve into the powerful world of Three-Part Daoist Breathing, a practice expertly guided by Bernie Clark.

This ancient technique, deeply rooted in Daoist (taoist) traditions, offers many benefits for mind and body, making it an essential tool for achieving holistic wellness.

Bernie Clark takes us through this journey, beginning in the child’s pose, a position of grounding and tranquillity. 

With our hands at our sides, we connect with our breath, setting the tone for a transformative experience.

Step-by-Step Guide to Three Part Daoist Breathing

  • Starting in Child’s Pose: Begin in child’s pose with hands at your sides. Exhale deeply, focusing on dropping your shoulders and releasing tension.
  • Inhalation and Movement: On an inhale, let your arms float out and up, reaching toward the sky. This upward movement is accompanied by looking up, fostering a sense of expansion.
  • Exhalation with Intention: As you exhale, bring your hands behind your head, then push them out to the sides in a deliberate, somewhat stiff motion. This jerky muscular movement helps to release energy.
  • Inhale with Heart-Lifting: Next, inhale and bring your fingertips to your shoulders. Lift your heart as you do this, filling your lungs with air.
  • Exhale and Round the Back: Exhale and push your hands forward, rounding your back. Drop your chin to your chest, emptying your lungs and raising your palms.

The Three Part Daoist Breathing Practice Flow

Bernie Clark Demonstrating movements in Three Part Daoist Breathing
Three Part Breathing -On an inhale, let your arms float out and up, reaching toward the sky
  • After the initial three part daoist breathing cycles, ride the inhale, feeling the breath rise and expand within you.
  • Exhale gently to the sides, sighing out the breath and drawing in deeply as you inhale again.
  • With each inhale, push out as you exhale, bringing your navel to the spine.
  • Turn your palms up, inhale, and look up, reaching upwards and allowing a slight back bend. Exhale deeply, returning to the earth.
  • Repeat for two more cycles, each time rising and falling with the breath. Bernie Clark suggests trying this with your eyes closed, focusing solely on the movement of the breath.
  • The final cycle involves exhaling to the side, drawing in, pushing out, reaching up, and bowing down. We return to and remain in the child’s pose, reflecting on our journey.

Benefits of the Three Part Daoist Breathing Technique:

  • Stress Reduction: Focused breathing helps lower stress levels, promoting inner peace.
  • Improved Concentration: Enhances mental clarity and focus.
  • Enhanced Lung Capacity: Improves respiratory efficiency.
  • Emotional Balance: Aids in balancing emotions.
  • Physical Rejuvenation: Stimulates blood circulation.
  • More profound Meditation Experience: Prepares for deeper meditation.

Three Part Daoist Breathing is more than just a breathing exercise; it’s a pathway to heightened awareness, physical rejuvenation, and emotional balance. This practice invites a deeper understanding of your breath and its powerful connection to your well-being.

We encourage you to explore this profound practice and experience the transformative effects of Three Part Daoist Breathing.  Continue your journey with us as we explore more Daoist practices and wellness techniques.

Daoist (Daoism) Vs Taoist (Taoism)? Whats the Difference?

According to Wikipedia its Alternative Spellings

The English words Daoism (/ˈdaʊ.ɪzəm/) and Taoism (/ˈtaʊ.ɪzəm/) are alternative spellings for the same-named Chinese philosophy and religion. The root for Daoism or Taoism is the Chinese word 道 (“path” or “way”), which was transcribed tao or tau in the earliest systems for the romanization of Chinese and dao or dau in 20th century systems.


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