Feeling a bit stressed? Who isn't?
Whether it's the snow in the Northeast, or waiting in line at the grocery store, in this day and age, we are surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced life. No matter how hard we try, the stress just keeps coming. If we perceive something as stressful, it is creating stress on our bodies. It's creating inflammation. Our perception is our reality. It doesn't matter how your neighbor or friend might deal with the same situation; it only matters how you deal with whatever you find to be stressful.
I was in the airport today trying to get my daughter (who was traveling alone for the first time) off to see her grandparents. The whole day was a stressful for me...getting to airport, waiting for flight to arrive, getting them on the plane, waiting to see if it got off on time so they could make tight connection, driving home, wondering if they made it to connection.... you get the idea. For me, that was stressful. For you, maybe not. But what did I do today? I took a moment to pause and breathe. I did this several times. It helped.. A LOT.
So simple, yet most of us, including me, often forget to do it.
Taking a moment to pause and breathe will help you to center yourself and find some inner peace amidst the chaos of everyday life. Not only that, but it will help you to reduce inflammation in the body and decrease the toxic load on your organs.
Breathe in through your nose slowly for a count of 8, then exhale slowly through your nose for a count of 8. Then repeat.
That’s it. It’s really that simple.
You can play around with how long you breathe in for and how long you breathe out for. The longer the inhalation, the more energy you will have. The longer the exhalation, the more relaxed you will feel.
Experiment, and see what works for you but most importantly, consciously pause and breathe. Notice how you feel. It really works.
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