Reflections for the Week: Breathe
Lately it feels as if there isn’t a moment to catch our breath.
We hurry from A to B.
We are always going somewhere.
There is always something to be done.
If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ll know that it’s very difficult to shift the mind out of ‘panic mode’ and in to a place of calm. This is where the breath can help. The breath is the switch between the conscious and the unconscious mind.
Here’s something you could try:
Make yourself comfortable where you are right now and place your right hand on your belly. Just observe how your body is breathing right now. If you’re stressed you might be breathing shallowly so just allow the air to flow freely – your body knows how much air you need. Tune in to the experience of breathing, notice the flow of air as it comes in and goes out of your body. Just pay attention to it, try not to judge it or get caught up in the commentary of what your breathing is like. Just spend a few moments being with your breath. And breathe.
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