Peaceful State of Mind – Breathing Technique

Breathing Meditation

Your world and character are moulded by your thoughts. If you look for beauty everywhere, you will find it. The more you hold onto or engage with negativity, the more that negativity will control you.

The following exercise stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system, helping to let go of mental stressors, physical tension and negative emotions.

Gently seal your lips and observe your breath.Your breath should be smooth and soundless. Begin to count your breath, inhaling for 3 seconds, pause, exhaling for 6 seconds, if this is difficult adjust to a comfortable count always ensuring the exhalation is longer than the inhalation.

There should be no stress with the breath, enjoy the sense of calmness and serenity that arises from the softness of the breath, the attention being with the breath.

Once you are comfortable with this breath begin to invite a slightly longer retention of the breath, this occurs at the end of the inhalation and before the exhalation. It is a moment of stillness, a moment of silence.

Remember the inhalation is always passive, you do not need to do anything to breath in, the exhalation arises from the inhalation.

To enhance the release of difficult emotions, mentally repeat the word “let” with each inhalation. On each exhalation, silently say the word “go”

Continue for 1 -3 minutes.

Namaste,

Megan – Om Shanti

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