So very simple yet so powerful! We need to breathe to live, however most of us don’t stop long enough to consciously breathe and connect with others and ourselves.
Often we are living in the past or thinking about the future, or running constant internal dialogue and chatter. Conscious breathing allows us to be present, to slow down and to live with more awareness.
Active personal development takes place through awareness, knowledge and integration over time, however some people have a ”monkey mind” also known as “mice-ing”, which relates to mice running fast on a wheel. When we are caught up in our heads it’s difficult to be introspective or to gain new perspectives on our stressors. The mind can take over and keep us living in fear.
Conscious breath and learning to connect with your body will allow you to live with more love and ease.
Breathing is great for your health, vitality and healing. Conscious breath also assists you to bypass autopilot - when you feel emotional I suggest you take a moment to step out of your head and breath into your body, feel any tension, sadness or anger and take time to process your thoughts and emotions, rather than being overtaken by them.
We tend to live in an adrenaline style of culture and society, racing like mad to achieve, to keep up, to make money, and so on, which of course comes from our conditioning and only adds to stress, anxiety, depression and the demise of personal relationships. Numerous times per day, take a moment to notice your breath, slowly breath in and out, release tension in your body, be mindful of your brain activity and slow it down, open your heart and soften your gaze and feel love through your body. It works!
When the time is appropriate I almost always teach my clients awareness and mindfulness tools to enhance their mind body connection. Extensive research proves that mediation in its various forms is capable of doing amazing things for the complete body (including the mind).
Enjoy the simply beauty of life, see the magic around you, replace fear with love, believe in the process of life, and remember to breathe.
AUTHOR: NADINE PIAT-NISKI
Written by Nadine Piat-Niski. Nadine is the founder of Calibrate Coaching, a Speaker, Writer and Personal Coach who specialises is stress management, confidence, and healthy love.