Life can be a very hectic thing at times, and if you pay enough attention you will notice that when life is hectic we tend to breathe from our chests. We were only taught to breathe this way, because we thought it was a more efficient way to manage our breath, but this sort of breathing actually contributes to tensions in the body, which gives potential to higher stress levels.
While reading the book Frequency and Energetic Anatomy it has made itself known quiet plainly that breathing is a very important part of activity just in general. Do you ever wonder how you become so rested when sleeping or just by breathing deeper there is a state of calm that follows?
This is because when we consciously make the effort to slow our breathing down and to breathe more fully from our stomachs, filling up every space in our bodies and exhaling at a slow but steady pace, our body becomes more calm naturally. You will notice that muscles begin to loosen up, become less tense, and given you get good at turning your breathe back into your ally, can alleviate a lot of your emotional stress as well.
What Method Can I Use?
There are tons of methods out there for getting over the quagmire of thoughts and mental assaults of everyday life but one of them that stuck out to me from what I’ve been reading that has been effective for me is the deep breathing method in which mixes in visualization of every cell in your body being energized by the air coming in. As those cells are energized they take that energy to your blood cells creating more energy and wakefulness. So not only are you shifting your thought to whatever fantasy its making up at that moment but it’s also focusing on breathing from the stomach which gives there no more room for negative to be wreaking havoc in your life.
It is good to see these thoughts that cause stress to see that they are old modes of operation which no longer serve you, otherwise they wouldn’t be running your life through stressful reaction to them. Because they are no longer useful why not acknowledge them as being no longer useful and then bring your mind back to mindful deep stomach breathing.
I promise that if you are aware of your breath and breathing deeply as much as possible, things will begin to lighten up. Your life will lighten up in ways you didn’t figure they would, your body will be more happy with the intake of oxygen, and tension will be released from your muscles over time. You will slowly stop thinking about negative and only be thinking about creative new solutions to things. Try it for one week and if you feel compelled to comment please do or even just shoot me a comment anyway to let me know how you’re doing or how your day is. I would love to hear from any of my readers. I can’t help but love what you are.