mindfulness breathing


By #vivianpadua

What is Mindfulness Breathing? What does it look like? What are the benefits of mindfulness breathing?

My definition of mindfulness breathing is giving your mind a timeout. In a 24 hour timeframe, our brains have over 700 thoughts racing through our minds. Add just a little bit of caffeine and that number goes over 1,000 thoughts. That's A LOT!

One of my two minute mindfulness breathing exercises look like this:

Sit in your chair erect but relaxed with shoulders down. Close your eyes or lower your gaze. Tonge is touching lightly on the roof of your mouth. Feet are touching the ground. Left hand on top of left thigh. Right hand on right thigh. At the sound of the chime, begin breathing in through your nose to the count of four. Pause/hold your breath to the count of four. Breathe out through your mouth to the count of 8. If thoughts come in, notice them and then focus back on the breathe. Repeat your breathing cycle until you hear the chime again which signals the end of the exercise.

How was that for you? What did you notice? Reflect on what impact or shift did you have with mindfulness breathing.

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Blessings and gratitude,