How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Saturday, July 23, 2005


Once again, it's time for a reminder to breathe. Breathing is good for stress reduction, improved concentration, level moods, and and overall better focus and perspective on life.

Allow your belly to slowly expand as you inhale and count to three.

Then slowly push your navel back toward your spine as you exhale and count to three.

Keep your shoulders down. Let your shoulder blades slide down your back.

Almost let your belly drop down and out as it fills with air again.

Do this for one minute. Notice how slowly sixty seconds passes when you're breathing deeply.

Be aware of quick and shallow breathing or whenever you begin to hold your breath throughout the day. Remind yourself to b-r-e-a-t-h-e.