One of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to remember how to breathe. Most people barely breathe, yet they think they are breathing just fine. It may be enough to stay alive, but your breath can bring you so much more. How you breathe IS how you live. Breathe shallowly - you live a little less full. Breathe deep and big, and I bet you live a big life. Your life can shift amazingly as you breathe more fully and become consciously aware of your breath. Many of us, especially when things aren't going as expected, feel like we have lost our Universal connection. Whenever we disconnect, we constrict our breathing. But it's easy to reconnect. Deep relaxed breathing can take us gracefully back into the stillness that lies at our center. Our breath can gently bring us back to the connection we seek. Our breath is the connection to self.
How can we work through these seemingly daily challenges and change? Just breathe using one of these techniques:
Inhale for a count of 5, pause for a count of 4, exhale for a count of 3
Inhale through the nose, exhale through your nose
Inhale through the mouth, exhale through your mouth
Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth
Use your belly for breathing, not just your lungs
The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new. ~ Socrates
All you need to do
If all you did were to look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life. It is the only tool you would ever need to connect with your true self.
Keeper of wild hearts.
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