Today I wish to chat about the most powerful force we have to change any given moment – BREATHING…. Yes, the simple physical process that keeps us alive can also transform.
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to breathe when you are angry? Or how at night your body actually relaxes as you take in slower, deeper breaths?
Have you ever taken the time to notice how the people around you breathe? It is an interesting game to play. Today while you are out and about with others, notice their breath. Is it deep and slow, shallow and fast? Is there a connection to how they are moving, what they are doing?
It’s been my experience that people who are anxious, worried, angry, frustrated, etc.., breathe in shallow, choppy breaths. Their body’s are tight and their movements are rigid and hurried.
When I observe a person who seems at peace, happy, content, calm, etc.., I see deeper breaths with slower relaxed body movements.
Try this for yourself – as you go through your day, stop and breathe deeply and slowly. Hold the breath between the inhale and exhale for a few short seconds and then release very slowly. If you do this during a moment of frustration, you will experience the opportunity to shift, to let go, to release and choose to BE.
If you want to experience a short guided audio on this practice go to – The Beingness Project