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Breathing – for Caregiver Health

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Hello everyone!  This 5 Minutes for Me! focuses on your breath.

Focusing on your breath is a powerful tool, bringing relaxation, balance and clearing.

Set a timer for 5 minutes.  In the most quiet, peaceful room you can find, sit comfortably in a chair with your feet on the floor and your hands in your lap. Set your intention to focus only on your breath and let go of any other concerns or worries. (It may help to have a pen and piece of paper handy, where you can write down any recurring thoughts that won’t leave you alone).

Bless yourself in whatever way works for you – it may be a prayer, or an invocation of peace.  Now, just focus on the rising and falling of your chest as you breath in and out.  When you breathe in, your chest expands and rises.  When you exhale, you chest falls.  Feel the tide of your breath.  Take nice size breaths, and fill your entire chest with air.  Try holding your breath for five seconds before you exhale.

Become aware of your breath. Where does it come from and where does it go.  Let all your thoughts drift away.  Breathe in through your nose and out through your nose.

Bless yourself for this time with yourself.  Forgive yourself for any judgments you hold against yourself.

Now, you are ready to take on the day!  Do as many breathing awareness moments as you need or want!