Mindful breathing truly has the power to transform our human experiences. Here are 5 examples of everyday experiences that mindful breathing has the power to transform…
1. FEELING IS HEALING: Whether we are aware of it or not, emotions can manifest as physical sensation or discomfort. Remind yourself to breathe into what you feel; ask yourself to feel rather than choosing to use your mind to distract or suppress.
2. IMPROVING PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Breathing deeply in unison with the movement of your body can help you feel stronger and more balanced throughout your yoga practice or during any other physical discipline.
3. RESPONDING NOT REACTING: Remember to take a full cycle of breath before reacting; when you do, you're more likely choose non-harmful words when responding to a particularly challenging situation or individual.
4. FULL ENGAGEMENT: If you have an occupation or hobby that asks for deep concentration, take a few deep breaths before you begin in order to clear out any frenetic thoughts.
Matching each inhale and exhale with equal depth and duration is the easiest, healthiest, and most effective way to achieve total mind and body relaxation.