Today while I was flipping through my FB page I read a post about how stress has become an integral part of human life now. Starting from children to adults stress seems to be playing a huge role. Well, I have been through this too during my days of a corporate carrier, but now I am more relaxed and calm. So what changed for me? That’s what I want to share in this blog.
The one thing that shows you that you are stressed or calm is your breath. Have you ever noticed what happens to your body when you are stressed?
And once a stressful situation is over, why do people give a huge sigh to show they are relieved?
To restart breathing.
Well, this is what is constant for all of us, ‘Our Breath’, from the day we are born till the death.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor – Thich Nhat Hanh
I did ask this question to a few of my friends and colleagues. There were many different answers like change, people, self, witnessing, travel, family, gender, role, growth and many more. Few did mention inhalation and exhalation. But somewhere we take breathing for granted. Sometimes the simplest of the things are easily missed and we do miss to breathe properly during our lifetime.
What do we experience during stress or an emotion is the change in the breath. A change that is evident to show that something is right or wrong for you. So if we knew how to manage and breathe well, we will be able to achieve a lot more than today. When I first joined a yoga studio to learn yoga I learnt different techniques of breathing too, I used to think how does this help me to stay fit. But later when I started practising it I realized it gives me a calmer mind to think deeper and better. When the mind is given its daily dosage of calm it helps you to attract everything that you set your mind on.
Athletes, mountain climbers, marathon runners, cyclists etc are all taught to manage their breathing first before they really learn the skill. Why? Because during stressful situations they should know how to manage. How different are we compared to them? We too face similar kind of stress each day without even playing, don’t we?
In our classes for children, under many topics breathing is a constant thing like intuition, managing emotions, understanding self, sustaining success etc.
Well, I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time now to bring your focus on your breathing while you read this blog. How do you feel now? Better right?
See if you can spend 5 minutes each day to focus on your breathing to connect within and to stay energetic throughout the day.
Lets breathe with awareness and Live Lifefuly!!