Many Eastern cultures have long recognized the importance of breathing to cultivate a positive relationship between the body and the mind. One that promotes a more tranquil state of being and a more resilient physiology.
In order to fully relax we must gain control of our breathing and learn to breathe through our stomachs. Remember that relaxation is truly an elixir for body, mind and spirit.
The secret is simply to breathe…deeply and often. A natural rhythm of breathing includes inhalation, exhalation and resting.
Let’s try some breathing exercises so we can all enjoy the benefits of a more mindful living. Practice breathing exercises when you wake up or when you get in bed at night or any time you feel the need to reconnect with yourself.
By practicing regularly, over time you can learn to notice when your breathing changes in response to stress, exercise, moods and rest. This can help you develop easy, rhythmic breathing.