A Breathing Exercise for You Today
Find a comfortable seated position with your feet planted on the ground.
Place one hand on your stomach and the other hand on your chest.
Take a deep breath in through your nose, filling your lungs. You should feel your stomach rise as you inhale.
Exhale slowly through your mouth, allowing your stomach to fall as you exhale.
Continue to focus on your breath, taking slow, deep breaths in through your nose and exhaling slowly through your mouth.
As you breathe, try to let go of any distracting thoughts and focus on the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your body.
If you get distracted by a thought, gently bring your attention back to your breath.
Continue with this breathing exercise for a few minutes, or longer if desired.
This breathing exercise can be helpful for managing stress and anxiety, and for increasing mindfulness and awareness. It can be practiced anywhere and at any time, and can be a useful tool for managing difficult emotions and finding a sense of calm and clarity.