Thursday, May 29, 2014

Do you have a busy mind? You know, a mind that is always turning over a minutiae of useless information or feelings, thus interfering with the good stuff? I do - well did.

I love yoga, but one trick I learned, which you may already know about, but if you don't, is what I want to give to you today. This can be done anywhere, at any time. My favourite place to do this is when I'm in a lineup at a grocery store or anywhere where I have unwelcomed down time and my busy brain rushes in to fill the void.

So here is my cure:

Take the air in slowly. Feel it course its way up from your gut, past your chest, into your brain. Now let it swirl in and around your brain like a lazy river. Then slowly exhale and let it trickle back down from your brain, past your chest, into your gut and

Repeat until you're cured!

Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to breathe!

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    Great Blog Carol, and a Great reminder too. I have a tendency to hold my breath. Who knows when I ever started that. But after reading this, I will make a daily effort to note my breathing a different times throughout the day. Thanks for posting this.
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    2348 days ago
    Very good blog Carol.
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    i do this since I read it in a meditation book, it really helps me, thanks for sharing emoticon
    2374 days ago
    I have a similar exercise I do to calm down! Taught it to my grandsons and they do it for aleast 5 minutes a day. It really calms them down they have played real ruff.
    2375 days ago
    I will have to try this !
    2375 days ago
    Seems to me the doctor told me to breath when he was checking me out! LOL
    2375 days ago
    emoticon My mind is racing all the time. It's hard to have a time where I can think about absolutely nothing. And with my pain lately all I can do is slow down and breath, focusing on my breathing helps me to keep focus off the pain. When I think about the pain it tends to get worse so I try real hard. It's not easy but always doable.

    emoticon emoticon for the reminder. Much needed.
    2375 days ago
    This is great, Carol. There's a reason oxygen is great for the brain, isn't there!! This is something anyone can do, anywhere...unless I fall asleep first! Thanks!! No blog for me today. Too tired this evening! XOXO Jeannie
    2375 days ago
    Another blog that makes one think. There is a way to breathe when you want to feel invigorated. There is another one that I was taught that would help me when in labour. I'm happy I won't ever need that one again. lol There are people who tell you to hold one side of your nostril while you count. I just can't seem to get it straight. When I'm stressed, I simply remind myself to BREATHE! Now I think I'm going to practice breathing your way. Thanks for the info. HUGS

    P.S. I'm always grateful to wake up in the morning and notice that I'm breathing. How about you? lol

    2375 days ago
    I love the yoga breathing,,, I start this when I lay down at night, but am so quickly asleep I do not get to enjoy it but since I do yoga for exercise,,,,, I do get to enjoy that..

    U have done so terrific this challenge and the last one Carole,,, we are so very proud of ya !! Keep up that great, fantastical attitude ! its award winning !
    2376 days ago
    A WONDERFUL reminder, Carol! Thanks!
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  • GLORYB83
    emoticon I do breathing sets daily but this is the first time it has ever been explained in great, understandable detail.
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