Take a deep breath. 3 Meditations to get you through the day
Do you ever feel like it’s hard to just breathe?
I was talking with one of my clients (who also happens to be a good friend) the other day about breathing. She mentioned how she often holds her breath, like so many of us do in stressful times. So, we discussed how to use the breath in all kinds of situations from calming ourselves down to using the power of our breath when we need it.
During our conversation, we realized something.
We realized that when we learn a particular breathing technique, that it is a good thing. We learn to use our breath to accomplish a specific outcome. And then, when we add another technique, it is an even better thing. Now we can choose between the two techniques in any given moment. We can use our breath for strength and power (think martial arts or Pilates) OR we can use our breath to calm down and unwind at the end of the day (think meditation or yoga).
THIS IS COOL, YOU GUYS!
When we take the time to breathe. I mean REALLY breathe, we have taken charge of our responses and how we handle life to a whole new level! Using just these two techniques, I can start off the day with a few powerful breaths to get me going, soothe myself when things get stressful, re-energize myself in the late afternoon, and unwind at the end of the day to get ready for rest.
When we learn to harness breathing in this way, it becomes a POWERFUL tool we can use at will! And the best part is, we don’t need special tools. We don’t have to make time in our schedule for a class or buy any special gear! We don’t even have to make extra space in our suitcase for it when we travel!
And here’s the best news: it’s not even hard!
Start with a simple breathing practice. You can give this one a try* for starters. Then, once you feel good about the first one and feel like you can do it anytime, you can add another*, and then another*!
Imagine your life when you are able to move through of life’s moments with ease using a powerful breathing practice.