Meditation has been around for thousands of years and has proven psychological, physiological and spiritual benefits.
It resets your mind so you can move through the negative feelings and thoughts and get onto a more productive and healthy action.
Try this simple practice of controlled breathing.
- Get comfortable Sit in a comfortable position, as comfortable as you can get. Sit up straight and relax your shoulders and muscles.
- Deep breath in Take a deep breath in through your nose. Count “one, two”.
- Slow breath out Breathe out through your mouth, pucker your lips (as though you are about to whistle) and breathe out for twice as long as you breathe in. Count “one, two, three, four”. Don’t hold your breath between breathing in and out, aim to keep your breath flowing smoothly.
- Deep breathing Check you are using your diaphragm by placing your hand on your stomach. If you are using your diaphragm you should feel your stomach move out as you breathe in and move in as you breathe out. This helps to ensure you aren’t taking shallow breaths. Remember to keep your breaths deep, not shallow or big.
- Eyes Closed
Now close your eye and continue breathing this way until you feel relaxed.
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