When you’re in the midst of trying to finish your Friday deadlines before the week’s out and new projects are piling up around you, you may feel your anxiety starting to build. Yes this situation may be less than ideal but with a few minutes of breathwork you can easily take back control of your nerves and anxiety. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how well you preform after taking 3 minutes for your self to just breathe. So go ahead and take a comfortable seat.
Sit at the edge of your chair.
Try to straighten your spine.
Put one hand on your navel.
Put the other hand on your heart center. Inhale through your nose.
Exhale out your nose.
Notice the position of your tongue. Let it soften, loosely placed. Blubber your lips.
Roll your shoulders back.
Inhale in through the nose for 1-2-3.
Exhale out for 1-2-3.
As you inhale, feel the breath in your lower hand, then upper hand.
As you exhale, feel both hands sink back in.
Put your full attention on the breath.
Inhale to the lower hand 1-2- to the upper hand 3-4. Pause for 1.
Exhale out the nose 1-2-3-4.
Continue this pattern.
Inhale to the lower hand 1-2- to the upper hand 3-4-5.
Pause for 1.
Exhale out the nose 1-2-3-4-5. Pause for 1.
Move away from your computer when you finish reading this:
Turn away and close your eyes.
Let your eyes soften and relax in your head.
Do at least 10 rounds of this.
After this, let your hands go to your knees.
Do 3 rounds of this:
Stay aware of the breath.
Keep it as you go about your daily activities and work day.
Try this throughout the day and see if you can gradually and comfortably increase the number of rounds. Taking a few minutes a day for breathwork offers delicious health, emotional and physical benefits, such as strengthening and exercising your heart and lungs as well as aiding in stress reduction.