Have you ever been stressed and someone said,
And your response was to get even more stressed and frustrated?
Have you ever felt so busy you couldn't catch your breath or even take a 30 second break?
Do you feel overwhelmed and anxious and feel like your shallow breaths are making you feel even more panicky?
You are not alone.
Breathing is one of the first things we do when we are born. It happens so automatically at first that we don't think about it. As we get older, we assume we don't NEED to think about it.
But by mastering your breath, or by knowing when to become conscious about it can help your entire system relax, help you gain clarity, let go of fear, release physical pain and feel more at peace.
Every single of your
37+ trillion cells
in your body needs oxygen to function. Not only that, but breathing is how your body cells use the oxygen to get energy from the food you've eaten.
So if you feel stressed, or busy or overwhelmed, conscious deep breaths can help you get through your day more easily!
I'm assuming you WANT this!
So let's give you some TOOLS to help you build this habit.
The first tool
I recommend and use, especially when you are working all day on a computer is this website:
I invite you to try this for even 30 seconds. Relax, listen to the waves crashing & feel your body's parasympathetic nervous system start to work and relax your body & mind.
The second tool
is great because you never leave home without your breath!
It is called The 4-7-8 Breath
You breathe in through your nose for 4 counts, hold for 7, and exhale through your mouth for 8. It is best practiced sitting up straight up and placing the tip of your tongue just behing your upper front teeth. Breathe in from your belly, into your diaphragm, then your chest, then your throat and then your nose. If you keep your breath in your chest it can send the mixed signal to your body that you are in danger. It is important to start from your belly and work your way up slowly. On the exhale work from your nose back down to your belly. Repeat 4 times.
(This is also a great technique to clear your nasal passages when you have a cold. Block one nostril on the inhale and block the other on the exhale and then swap. After a few minutes many times you can breathe freely again!)
Most of your physical, mental & emotional issues can stem from our basic systems being overly stressed and in panic mode! These very SIMPLE tools can help you start a daily habit of connecting with your breath, your mind, your body & your soul.
You are worth every. single. breath.
In health & breath,