Focus on Breathing - Simple Meditation | SMD Akp51v

Breathing is the simplest thing you can do to help yourself feel better. Also, you do not need special equipment such as a yoga mat. After all, everyone is born with the ability to breathe deeply and easily. But somewhere in the process of growing older and getting busier, we forget how to breathe efficiently. This post will discuss the different techniques you can use to retrain your breathing process.

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Basic Principle of a Standard Breathing Meditation

Inhale through your nose for 4 counts, hold the inhalation for a count or two, and then exhale. Do this exercise three times in a row; then breathe normally until you are ready to do it again. Try to keep your breathing deep and slow throughout the exercise.

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Breathe at the Moment and Take It All in.

  1. Take a moment to breathe.
  2. Focus on the present moment.
  3. Breathe in the fresh air and take all of it in, including the smells and sounds around you.
  4. Breathe out stress and bad things, breathing out loudly if it helps you feel more relaxed or get others’ attention if they are around (but do not do this during a meeting or class!)

Feel Your Body Breathe

Imagine that there is a balloon in your belly, and with each breath, you are inflating and deflating the balloon. Do this for a minute or two until you get used to it.

Notice how deeply you can breathe now that you have slowed down and focused on inhaling and exhaling. Is it easier to breathe deeper than before?

Visualize Yourself Breathing in the Fresh Air and Letting Go of Stress.

When you are stressed or anxious, it can be hard to focus on anything else but that stress. This is because when we are stressed, our bodies go into "fight-or-flight" mode and release adrenaline. It causes us to feel frazzled and fearful.

The good news is that you can do many things to calm yourself down when you feel like this. And breathing exercises are one of the most effective!

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Just by taking a few minutes to focus on your breath and let go of whatever is causing stress in your life for the moment, you will help yourself relax right away.

Try these steps in Breathe Meditation:

  1. Breathe at the moment by closing your eyes and visualizing yourself breathing in the fresh air and letting go of any negative feelings that might be weighing on you right now; try thinking about how good it feels as each breath goes into your body.
  2. Feel your breath by focusing on each inhale and exhale.

Remember to Breathe!

Remember to breathe! Breathing is a habit that we can train ourselves to do more often. It is a natural process that we can use to help us relax and stay focused on the present. When you notice your mind wander, bring your attention back to your breath and focus on the feeling of each inhale and exhale.

Conclusion

Well, that is it for this week. I hope these breathing exercises will help you get back in touch with yourself and find some relaxation. Remember, staying calm means staying in the moment and focusing on your breath.

You do not have to do anything else except breathe!

With practice, this will become second nature. And then, you can start applying this technique whenever life gets stressful. E.g., when exams are approaching or when work deadlines are looming overhead. Use this breathing exercise if someone says something rude or insensitive to you.

If you encounter road traffic on the way home from a hard day at school or work, focus on breathing as if you see the moment in its slowest transition.

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