“To control the breathing is to control the mind. With different patterns of breathing, you can fall in love; you can hate someone, you can feel whole spectrum of feelings just by changing your breathing”. – Marina Abramovic
Breathing is something we don’t often think about, it is something we just do and perhaps take for granted, even though oxygen is the most important factor in keeping our body alive. There are many benefits to breathing with mindfulness, it can help to provide us with increased energy levels but also improve our mental focus and clarity, all essential components in our fast-paced world.
Learning to breath mindfully is an uncomplicated, straightforward way to focus our mind, helping us to feel more relaxed and calmer, reducing feelings of anxiety, stress and depression.
Below are some simple breathing techniques for you to try;
4 Count Breathing
You are the expert on you, so you know your body better than anyone else, please be sure to use caution when undertaking any breathing exercise. If you start to feel dizzy or unwell whilst performing breathing exercises, please stop.