Super easy (and freeing) breath meditation

Here is a very easy feel-good breath meditation you can do anywhere, anytime.

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    Connect with your mind and body with your breath.

    First, just set the intention to sit quietly for a moment.  Turn your attention inwards to your body and give yourself permission to ‘be on your own’ just for a few moments.

  2. Gently close your eyes and lips. Relax the muscles in your face, including your jaw muscles.
  3. Now, observe your breathing.  Notice your breath.  Just observe, but don’t judge your breath (ie: Don’t think ‘my breathing is so shallow or jumpy’eath. Instead, just notice it without the internal dialogue).
  4. Now, ask yourself:  ‘What type of breathing would feel really good right now?’.
    • Taking long, slow deep inhalations will invigorate.
    • Taking long, slow deep exahalations will relax.
    • Select one of these, based on what your mind and body need in this particular moment.  Or, pick your own type of breathing.
    • Do this for a minute or two, or as long as your time permits. You can even change your breathing and play with different breaths moment to moment.
  5. When you’re done, just take a few natural breaths before completing this mindful moment of breathing.

This is a beautiful breath meditation that allows the freedom to provide what your mind and body need in the moment.

Enjoy this special break in your day.

Warmest wishes,

~Wendy Quan, of The Calm Monkey

 

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