Mindful Breathing- counting your breath

July 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

Focusing on breathing can be helpful when you’re overwhelmed or your mind is wandering.  You don’t have to do it for a long time.  All you have to do is tune into your breathing as it comes into your body and leaves your body.

counting your breath.

  1. get settled in a comfortable position
  2. focus attention on breath
  3. inhale, filling lungs
  4. exhale-count on each exhale from one to ten.  For example:  Inhale, Exhale, “one,” Inhale, exhale, “two” inhale, exhale “three” up to ten.
  5. When you reach 10 start over at 1
  6. if you lose count at any time, start over at 1

Entry filed under: mindfulness exercises, parenting, Stress Reduction Techniques.

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