Serenity 101: Open this to learn how to breathe

If 2019 is the year you're creating more Serenity in your life, the first important thing you need to know is how to breathe.

A 10-year-old boy in my Mindfulness for Kids class told me last week that he already knows how to breathe because he breathes all day. :) He's right, we do breathe all day, BUT... our natural, unconscious breathing is different from purposeful, conscious breathing. It's the latter that helps us manage stress and find our peace.

Here's what you need to know to get started with conscious breathing:

  1. It's a great idea to cultivate a daily breathing practice. Make a routine out of it by setting a specific, convenient time every day for your breathing.

  2. Sit comfortably, possibly on a chair. Keep your spine erect.

  3. Inhale and exhale through your nose. Focus on making each inhale and exhale smooth and steady.

  4. Set a manageable goal. If you're new to breathing, start with just a few breaths. Increase when you feel comfortable.

That's it! Go ahead and start your breathing practice today! I'd love to hear from you on this. Please email me your observations or questions, or just let me know how your breathing is going.

Hope to see you soon!

All my best,

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