Breathing is the first thing you did when you came into this world.
Over the years you got accustomed to shallow breathing. Only enough for you to survive. But you need much more than that. Both for your body and your soul.
You will want to acquire the habit of breathing through your nose, to begin with. If you were not breathing this way till now, make an effort to be aware of it. It will be odd at the beginning, but later on it will become instinctive and it will be a part of you. You will feel better and sleep better and be healthier.
The second breathing habit you will want to acquire will be the one that relieves you from tension and fear. This tiny, easy, simple habit will literally change your emotional life and turn you into a calmer and hence a stronger person.
All you need to do is breath in normally, inhaling as you always do, not deeply. Then you exhale real slow, while making the sound “ffffffff” or “ssssss” or “sh sh sh” through almost closed relaxed lips, patiently letting air out gently and slowly till all the air is out. You do this for only one minute, three times. You do it in the morning and in the evening, in a quiet room with no distractions.
You can also do it before you fall asleep. It will relax you, move your attention away of stressful thought and help you fall asleep faster Then you do it every time you feel overwhelmed, anxious or exited, even in public.
No one can tell that you do it if you do it lightly.So it can assist you in stressful events.
Later do it for two minutes each time. It relaxes your body, slows down your pulse and raises your hands temperature a bit. You will start feeling in control. It feels great. Then start the habit of deeper breathing. I will write about it later.
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