Be Mindful Of Your Breathing

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Life begins with the inhalation of our very first breath and ends with the exhalation of our last. Breathing is essential to life, and because it comes so naturally to each one of us, many of us tend not to think about the breaths we take – but we should.

There’s a proper way to breathe, and it offers so many benefits. Breathing properly allows us to feel light and free. Our thoughts become clearer, our minds become calmer, and overall we just feel happier. Proper breathing also boosts immunity to infections and illnesses. It strengthens the heart and lungs, improves the nervous system, and aids both digestion and weight control.

When we become stressed, anxious, or are in a hurry, our breaths tend to be shallow and quick. Because breathing supplies the body with oxygen, it is so important that we breathe deeply to allow ourselves to get enough of it.

Be mindful of your breathing. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathe slowly and deeply. The slower and deeper the breathing, the longer the span of life.

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I have recently been taking note of my breathing, and have found myself breathing through my mouth only – and at a pace that is much too fast. When I slow down my breathing and focus on doing so in through my nose and out through my mouth, I instantly become calmer. The whole time I’ve been writing this post, I’ve also been focusing on my breathing. I feel so relaxed right now, it’s incredible.

Be mindful of your breathing

Become mindful of your breathing – especially during times of physical or emotional pain. If you catch yourself breathing quickly, slow it down. Once you begin paying attention to each breath, proper breathing will become second nature, and more and more you’ll find yourself living in the now. Always keep in mind that every breath is a gift — and every long, deep breath is a gift that will continue to give.

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Sophie Milan -June 25, 2013, 7:31AM

Just now I wonder why we were made the way we are, that breathing is essential for us to live. It’s a funny thought actually. A lot of us probably take it for granted. Well thanks for this reminder. Love!

Mary -June 25, 2013, 11:06AM

Thanks for the inspiration I all-way’s take time outta my day for quick meditation but this is even better!
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lexi -June 25, 2013, 11:41AM

beautiful post :]

Meg -June 25, 2013, 1:22PM

This is great.
I just did a nice deep breathe.
Ahh….feels so nice!

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Adyss -June 25, 2013, 6:29PM

Such an inspiring post! I’ll definitely try to be mindful of my breathing from now on! It really does help!

Juliette Laura -June 26, 2013, 1:16PM

In cross country we learnt that belly breaths are calming and in yoga i learnt to breath in like a wave, as I was reading this post, it was so calming! I always need a reminder to breath calmly!

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