Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Do you every feel so submerged in the stress and anxiety of the day that you would give anything for a moment of stillness? Breathwork is an amazing technique that can allow you to create a moment of space to be present and to quiet the whirlwind within. There are so many tips and tricks on how to utilize Breathwork on a daily basis, and it is a tool that you can use whenever and wherever you need to offer yourself a minute of relief. Whether you are stuck in rush hour traffic, dealing with your kids fighting, or running late to work, it only takes a moment to be kind to yourself and allow your heart to have the recovery it needs to make it through the rest of your day. Simply breathing and focusing on your breath does wonders for your mind, stress level, and body. Here is a tip to get you started on practicing Breathwork.

Envision a square, or the side of a box. Begin by focusing on the top left corner of the box. Now, inhale slowly and deeply and as you travel your gaze to the top right corner of the box while counting to 3… 1…2…3…pause.

Now travel your gaze from the top right corner of the box to the bottom right corner of the box as you slowly exhale while counting to 3… 1…2…3…pause.

Now travel your gaze from the bottom right corner of the box to the bottom left corner of the box as you slowly inhale while counting to 3… 1…2…3…pause.

Now travel your gaze from the bottom left corner of the box back to the top left corner of the box as you slowly exhale while counting to 3… 1…2…3…pause.

You can use this technique whenever and wherever you like. Be kind to yourself today, give your heart and mind the moment it needs to pause, and Just Breathe.

By Niko McManus, State Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Tiffany Jones
tiffany@renew-church.org
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