Hi. I was reading the first day of the 21 Day Challenge of Law of Attraction post. The first day you should just breathe in a specific way along the day, every time you remember it. Most of those exercises I tried to bring to my life and this first one is a savior.
If I got sad I breathe like that, if I was beginning meditation I breathe a few times like that. Let’s talk about ‘that’ if you don’t want to check the other post. (You know me, no pushing or click click click, be free… read or don’t…. please do. I am joking).
Breath technique you will love:
The first I want to share is the one we learned in the challenge. Breathing in, full lungs, maybe shoulder up. Hold for 4 seconds. Breathe out through your mouth like you do when you feel relieved.
This breathing helped me to come back to the present moment when in meetings, discussions, start a creative process. First, because you think about a natural, a subconscious action. So you give consciousness for what your mind takes for granted. Secondly, because you feel relieved. Trying to put words on it, it is as make your mind believe. “Ow, that breath of relief. So for the next minutes, we are good”. You become calm for a meeting, to create something, or to visit your mother in law for the first time. (Or every time, just saying).
As we already talked about. The simple and the obvious are great teachers of the art of live walking on the spiritual path. So, breathing is a subject of relevance for me. I would like to share a few more simple techniques I use in my life.
Breathing to start to meditate.
A simple variation of the first one. You can breath in and breath out once to organize your breathing. I say that and I like to share it like that because in guided meditations many times they start with, “breath in completely” and you notice you are not breathing properly. You are living on half breaths. So you need to take a proper breath, balance, and organize how you take this action and start from there. I like to breathe out forcing as much as I can out. Like cleaning the house to start the week. After that, you start to breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, breath out calmy for 4 seconds. Make this your pattern breathing, you will start to perceive your breathing getting lighter, no so much air needed in and out. But now you are conscious about it. I repeat this breathing for 1 or 2 minutes.
Not an Ad.(but if someone wants to sponsor me it is simple, have a good and ethical product and e-mail me, see easy): I use the app Insight. I like them because you can program bells, like Tibetan bells, to warn you or bring you back to the present while you meditate. Another reason I like this app is that a long time ago they were honest enough to say, “Hey we are growing and we can keep it free, but we don’t want to sell it or make it full of advertisement, give us an idea how to monetize it”. Now they have many many, honestly, MANY classes, guided meditations, music meditations free and many you can pay for. And you can donate. But the post is not about them, this is a tip that can help you to meditate.
The last breath technique I use:
I’ve learned in a guided meditation. I will share if I find it. This breathing you can do at the beginning of meditation to make your body hotter. So you work with the fire element or the third chakra. You will breathe in as much as you can in your belly, belly breath here, and breath out as much as you can through your nose. The movement must become fast and do it for at least 3 minutes. I would describe as breathing when a woman is in labor, but through the nose and focusing in the belly. You will feel your body hotter and maybe like you can’t do it any longer. It is a bit tiring, but when you stop you will feel lighter, I would say.
Those are tree breathings I use. They are simple but efficient. I hope you like it.