Breathing is something that we do naturally and yet so many of us are doing it wrong. Consciously breathing is certainly NOT a high priority on busy people’s
radar. You might not even be aware of your breathe until you are exercising.
I have even read that it is a new age practice. Correct me if I am wrong but breathing is critical to every human being and should be done not just daily
but all the time.
There are circular breathing techniques, counting while you breathe in and holding your breath before exhaling, sleep techniques, the win hof method, transformation
breathing, holotropic breathwork and the list goes on. The apple watch has a circular breathing graphic. Calm app has a breathing button too.
There are so many benefits to discovering how breathing properly can help you. My technique is not to be underestimated as just simply breathing. It is
a technique I have spent 10 years figuring out and is a combination of a number of modalities combined to make it your first aid technique to use when
you are stress, anxious or depressed.
My technique might seem ridiculously easy yet all I have done is made it sound so simple that you will want to do it a few times a day because it feels
so good and the benefits can be felt immediately and long term.
A google search gave me this result “Breathwork is a general term used to describe any type of therapy that utilizes breathing exercises to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health”
The benefits of doing breathing exercises are:
- Lower heart rate
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Relieves stress
- Reduces tension
- Increased your oxygen supply
- Relaxing and calming
- Self healing
- Emotional stability
- Brakes the chaos of your thoughts by giving your brain something to focus on other than your worries
I am not claiming any of these health benefits, my intention is to share what works for me and I encourage you to do your own research and discovery.
This is my calm technique:
- Stop – Stop thinking
- Breath – Take one deep breathe
- Smile – Smile one positive thought
To even try and stop thinking is nearly impossible so I shift my focus to my diaphragm.
Place your right hand at the bottom of your left ribs. This anchors your intent to breathe deeply. Your hand anchors positive beliefs.
Breathe in deeply and fill your lungs and stomach. Slow deep breaths.
When you breathe consciously you mind stops racing and overthinking as you are giving it a task to do.
Check out this video where I demonstrate how to use my #calmcue First Aid breathing technique