Welcome to A To Z On Mindfulness For Newbies
The second letter to be explored in A To Z on Mindfulness For Newbies is B. B is for Breathe.
Breathe is what which makes us alive. We live by breathing. And we breathe for the living. An average human being normally breathes 12 – 18 times/minute. This is called our Breath Rate. However, our modern lifestyle has made a huge impact on our breathing patterns. So are we noticing or aware of our breaths? Are we breathing the right way?
It is proved that higher breath rate will shorten your life. Or otherwise, lower your breath rate, longer your life. Your breath rate reduces when you are stress-free and calm. Living in the present will keep you happier and healthier.
3 Simple Breathing Exercises To Practice
Whenever you feel like you need to catch your breath, do this these breathing exercises for instant relaxation.
- Affectionate Breathing Sit comfortably. Close your eyes gently, partially or fully. Take a few slow, easy breaths, release any unnecessary stress in your body. Now begin to notice your breath in your body, affectionately feel your body breathes in and feel your body breathes out. When your mind starts wandering, gently bring your focus back to your breathing. Just breathe in and breathe out. Slowly and gently open your eyes.
- Calm Breathing is a technique that helps you to slow down your breathing when feeling stressed or anxious. Sit straight with your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths while you wake up, before bed, while waiting for the traffic signal and when you feel stressed. This will calm your anxiety and makes you relax. Repeat this 5 – 6 times in a day.
- Breathe Bubble By Calm
- Colorful Breath Bubble By Mindful
A calm mind will calm down your negative emotions too. Deeper the breathing, calmer the mind; calmer the mind, deeper the breathing.
Deeper the breathing, calmer the mind; calmer the mind, deeper the breathing.
Other words to explore
Be Present, Balance, Beginner’s Mind
Mindfulness Challenge For The Day
- Set a timer for 1 minute.
- As you exhale. count one mentally.
- As you exhale next time, count two and continue to five.
- Then begin a new cycle, counting “one” on the next exhalation.
Try to do this Breath Counting fives times in a day.
Breathe In Your Life
Breathe Out Your Worries
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