Many of us breathe unnaturally shallow. This is because just like our minds, our bodies become weighed down by anxious & negative thoughts. We get that meditation is not for everyone, so here is a simple way to bring more awareness & mindfulness into your life.
Breath. Being aware of your breathing takes the focus away from thinking. One conscious breath is enough to dissolve some discomfort & make space in your life where the present moment can exist. In a life where we are crowded with things, people and tasks sometimes breath is the only space we can offer ourselves.
As you’re reading this, notice your breath. How the air feels moving in and out of your body. Notice how your belly expands as you inhale and as you exhale, feel the release of tension sitting within you. Feels fucking awesome, doesn’t it? Do it again.
When your mind tells you that you don’t have time to take a few deep breaths, remember that this is simply your egos attempt to remove you from the present moment. Don’t strain your brain because a strained brain feels like shit.