Breathe Deeper

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Research shows that regular practice of deep breathing can lower blood pressure, relieve stress and create an overall sense of well-being.

Breath work is intentional, over time, you too will gain from its benefits. Only a few minutes each day is required, with consistent effort you’ll be on your way to creating a more calmed and peaceful existence.

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Here’s a brief description of how to apply this life changing technique called breath. In a comfortable & relaxed position…empty your mind of all its contents. Focus only on listening to the sound of your breath – relax.

Breathe in slowly through your nose (inhale & count to 7, hold breath on 3 counts), as relaxed and natural as possible, release (exhale counting to 10) through your mouth in the same matter…slow and natural. Do this several times, listening to each inhalation and each exhalation – relax…repeat this process over and over. Whenever your thoughts tend to lose focus, gently bring them back listening to your voice.

I release anything that contradicts peace (fear, doubt, unforgiveness, or other) as I exhale. While inhaling – I envision my entire body receiving wisdom, courage, calm or whatever it may be that I am in need of – repeating the process over and over.

Storm's Piece ~Driftwood

The beauty of this breathing technique is that it can be done anywhere – while cooking, cleaning, sitting at the desk, working in the yard, listening to music, or bathing. I highly recommend it during intense encounters (at the on-set of stressful moments). The point is to start the process, and over time it will become second nature.

I consider deep breathing to be priceless, its benefits are life altering – a worthy investment.

One of my favorite books on Deep Breathing

~Donna Farhi~The Breathing Book

Benefits of Deep Breathing

Stormie facilitates workshops on Deep Breathing

Images by Eye of Storm Photography

12 thoughts on “Breathe Deeper”

  1. Thanks for this lesson. This is so timely, since I’ve bee trying to practice deep breathing for exactly the reasons you mentioned. I shall visit again so that I can eventually master this practice. By the way, you’ve got a warm, welcoming voice and you’re very articulate.

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    1. Breath is an enormous, yet – simple gift from our God. I certainly hope that you will find the time to master it.

      You are very generous, I appreciate that. Your site is equally inspiring.

      Blessings always,

      ~Storm

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      1. yes..the journey , you know many years ago i had a somewhat earth shattering experience that lasted a week, a sort of shamanic crack-up, it led me to India, bede griffith, krishnamurti, pema chodron and you…thaks for checking in…

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  2. “I release anything that contradicts peace (fear, doubt, unforgiveness, or other) as I exhale. While inhaling – I envision my entire body receiving wisdom, courage, calm or whatever it may be that I am in need of – repeating the process over and over.”

    Love this, S. I’ll try to do more of this as consciously as you do.
    Thanks.

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      1. I am so thrilled to be in touch via blogosphere. The content on your site is so important and I know I will be re reading a lot of those posts. These instructions here are so beautifully clear and therefore easy to follow 😉 with thanks

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