One of the most useful techniques is the BOX BREATH
Let's do it together!
Picture a box, it has 4 sides.
For the first side breathe in for the count of 4.
Now the 2nd side, hold your breath for the count of 4.
The 3rd side, breathe out for the count of 4.
The 4th side, hold your breath for the count of 4.
If this is too difficult then start with 2 counts and work your way up,
just remember to pause for sides 2 and 4 they are where the magic happens.
Just doing this for a couple of rounds can slow your heart rate down.
helping you feel calmer and more relaxed. If you practice this every day it will be easy to calm yourself down when you need it. Iy will become your "go -to".
Take a slow deep breath in and say these words:
"When I breathe in my body relaxes. When I breathe out I smile"
Practice this everyday for optimal benefit
These beautiful words were given to us by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.
He was a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist.
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"Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness we know what to do and what not to do to help."
Thich Nhat Hanh