Start to breath...

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Start to breath...

Postby cheeps » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:33 pm

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” - Thich Nhat Hanh


Your breath is your life. It is the power that moves you. It is the energy that drives you. It is the fire that keeps you alive. Your breath keeps you focused on the task at hand. Your breath helps you slow down and relax. Your breath moves through your body like a river, creating life along its banks.

All of these things are needed. The things that your breath provides are the things that will help you get better. You need power, energy, fire, focus, and relaxation to create life again.

It seems odd that you might need to learn to breathe. Being able to regain the mindfulness of breathing can change everything.

You can begin by learning how to take good, deep breaths. In through your nose…count to three slowly as you inhale…and out through your mouth…count to three as you exhale. As you breathe listen to the sound of the breath moving in through your nose and hear the breath leaving your mouth. Feel the coolness and the relaxing sensation of each breath. Stay present and focused with each breath.

After you learn to breathe again, add daily scheduled time to practice. It is recommended that you spend 15-20 minutes each night before bed practicing relaxation and mindful breathing. You can start with a shorter time frame and build up to the full 20 minutes.
 
After you believe you have mastered the breathing, you can begin to add in mindfulness skills like turning your mind to thoughts of your immediate sensations. Turn your mind to take in the sights around you, the sounds you hear, the sensations you feel or the scents you smell. When your mind wanders, bring it back to the present and immediate moment. Focus on just what is within your own space.

So now you can begin to catch your breath. You can begin the process of calming your body, your mind and your spirit. When you are breathing in a calm and measured way, you are at your best.

But it all begins with one slow, deep breath. You have to start....to finish.
 
10 yrs on methadone
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Re: Start to breath...

Postby rc51guy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:51 am

Has helped me more than once. Sit down and just breath. Works every time ;)
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
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