The Healing Power Of Your Breath
Your breath is a powerful teacher. It's the way Spirit, Source, Life Force, or your Soul, flows to you.
When your breath is deep and full, you feel better. Deep breathing has so many wonderful benefits for your mind and body. It's a powerful tool when you are healing physically, wanting emotional relief, or when you desire a stronger connection with your Source and your angels.
When you deliberately focus on breathing deeply, your mind naturally quiets. You let go of thoughts that feel uncomfortable to you. Focusing into the sound of your breath - gently counting your inhales and exhales - is such a soothing practice. Just a few minutes of deliberate breathing softens your body, relaxes your mind, and uplifts your energy. It gives you more perspective and helps you to let go and surrender. Deep breathing feeds the cells of your body with the Life Force that helps them function at their best.
Today, I thought I would share a simple breathing practice that you can do anytime or anywhere. This is a good practice to do when you are feeling some physical or emotional discomfort, or anytime you feel like you could use a little refresh in your energy.
Find a comfortable space to sit. Close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Bring your breath into your belly, so as you inhale, you feel your belly expanding forward. As you exhale, feel your belly relaxing inward.
Begin to count your breaths now. Inhale for a count of 5, and then exhale for a count of 5. If this is feels like too much, try a count of 3 for every inhale and exhale.
For your first round of breath, count, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5," for your inhale and exhale.
For your second round of breath, count, "2, 2, 3, 4, 5," for your inhale and exhale.
Third round of breath, count, "3, 2, 3, 4, 5," for your inhale and exhale.
And so on as you progress. This way, you are able to keep track of your rounds of breath. Go for 10 rounds.
After your last round of breath, let go of the breathing pattern, and notice how you feel. You'll likely feel brighter, more relaxed, and at peace.
Practice this breathing exercise throughout your day, as often as you need. It's a nice one to do in the morning, anytime you need a pick-me-up, and just before you fall asleep as well.
The more often you practice deliberate deep breathing, the more aware you will be of how you feel. Your emotional state will improve, the functioning of your body will get better and better, and you'll feel more whole, centered, and connected with who you really are.
Your breath is precious and powerful. With practice, your breath can become a place of true comfort, and can help you tune into the Well-Being that is so natural to you. ♡