Sunday, June 24, 2012

Breathe, Breathe, Breathe

Breathing as a Tool for Relaxation

An Evening Affirmation Focusing on Breath

The night has arrived and it is time to prep ourselves for sleep. I have had a relatively good but busy day and only hope that you all have enjoyed decent days as well. Tonight I have chosen an affirmation that concentrates on a tool I frequently utilize in order to induce feelings of relaxation and calm. Breathe deep breaths through your nose and into you belly, count to five in your mind, exhale and release the breath and any tension you may be holding. I had a therapist once tell me that anxiety and stress are impossible to exist within our bodies while we were are engaging in this meditative breathing exercise. 

I breathe slow, deep, cleansing breaths that sooth me. I close my eyes and listen to my breathing. I inhale peace and contentment. I exhale all my worries. I drift off to sleep easily and sleep well. Tomorrow I wake free from negativity.

Read this affirmation and try to employ the breathing tactics I mentioned above. Inhale refreshing, calming breaths that inspire and enable feelings of gratitude and satisfaction. Exhale, releasing stress, worries, and negativity that you've been carrying or encountered during the day. Shut your eyes, continue to breathe and concentrate on your breath alone. You should be asleep in no time and awake ready for the new day.

Inhale, exhale, repeat, and sleep,

Breathe, Michelle Branch


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