Start Breathing When It Matters The Most and Get More
To become aware of your breath is to become aware of the moment. To become aware of the moment is to be in the now. And to be in the now is to be one with all things – both good and bad.
That is what accepting is really all about.
There is to past, there is no future, there is only now. It is all we got, and it is all the time.
So you better get comfortable with it now, because it’s going to follow you for the rest of your days.
As I stated earlier, to become aware of your breath is one of the most powerful tools you can employ to fully embrace and experience the moment.
Fully embracing means fully accepting – I talked to a greater length about accepting in the last post here: Accept Yourself: How To Let Go of Bad Emotions and Feelings.
Stop and breathe
What I try to do a couple times a day, is to stop and just breathe.
Really focus on it; close your eyes.
Breathe air in through your nose, and deep into your belly. Breathe as deeply and slowly and controlled as you possibly can.
Now slowly exhale and relax your whole body. Let go of any tension.
Repeat it a couple of times, personally I usually go with about 9-12 “repetitions”.
I feel that this little quick procedure really has the ability to give me strength and courage all through out the day. It is perfect for coping with stress.
Just one conscious breath a day is better than zero. You can do one right now!
Breathe in air through your nose, and exhale it slowly. Feel the energy of the fresh air as it passes your organs. Feel the air circulate in your lungs. Really feel it.
Air is not just air, it is life itself.
Breathe when it matters the most
We have a tendency to forget to breathe when it matters the most.
Under high pressure. During sex. While having an important conversation. When you exercise.
Remember to breathe in these situations, and I promise you that you are going to have more success doing what you are doing.
Try it and let me know how it goes!
What about you?
Do you ever breathe consciously? And if so, why, and when do you do it?
For me, conscious breathing is my secret weapon.
Let me hear your thoughts in the comment section!
See you there :-)