Just Breathe... A simple statement yet as humans with so much going on in our lives, we forget to be mindful of our breath.

I have found that taking time to breathe, meditate and be mindful are all part of a better health. By just breathing, you become in charge of your own strength, and how to handle challenges; you are capable and mindful enough to make better decision, plus our mind, body and spirit will thank you with longevity.

Click on the link below to learn How to improve your healthy by just breathing. ~Diadel Kimberlee

A Breathing Exercise

Here’s an easy way to get started in just five minutes.

To begin, sit in a chair in a comfortable position. Place your hands on your lap, with your back straight and your feet on the floor. You can also lie down on a couch or bed. Close your eyes if you wish.

  • Tune in to how you’re feeling; Are you relaxed or stressed? Is your mind calm or full of racing thoughts? Is your breath slow and full or fast and shallow? Is your body at ease or are your muscles tense? Just take notes without judgment.
  • Breathe slowly and deeply through your nose to the count of 1…2…3.
  • Now breathe out slowly through your mouth to the count of 1…2…3…4.
  • Repeat these four times.
  • Feel the release in your body and mind as you breathe in, and feel all the tightness leave as you breathe out. Like an ocean wave, let your breath gently carry any thoughts or tension away.
  • When you’re ready, slowly open your eyes and bring your attention back to the room around you.

After doing this exercise, tune into yourself again. Do you notice any shift in how your mind and body feel?

Because your breath is the only thing you need for relaxing breathing, you can do this technique anytime and anywhere – even in the middle of a busy environment or when you don’t have time to take a full “relaxation break.”

Think about when and where you can practice the simple breathing exercise above once a day. In the morning as soon as you wake up? On the subway, bus or train? At your desk at work? At lunchtime in your parked car? At the end of the day when you are unwinding at home? Right before bed? Choose a plan, try it out and adjust the program if you find there is a better way.

Find your technique. Along with relaxing breathing, other standard procedures use the breath to relax. These include diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and guided imagery. Try different methods to find the ones you find most helpful.

Even five minutes a day of relaxing breathing can have a significant effect on how you feel, cope and enjoy life.

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