Inhale. Exhale. Breathe.
“Alight on your breath, focus on what you are doing at that precise moment and enjoy the appreciation and feeling of being present in the moment.” ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search of a Life More Meaningful’
Mindful Breathing which uses the breath as an anchoring point, can calm and centre the mind and body and allow us just to Be.
Quite simply when we focus on breathing in and out, we are less prone to focus on our thoughts and more likely to engage our Spirit. Interestingly, the Hebrew word for Spirit is ruah and it appears 389 times in the Old Testament.
The basic meaning is wind, but it is also taken to mean breath, as well.
And did you know You have 3 Brains?
The science tells us that deep slow breathing stimulates the Parasympathetic System. This is responsible for calming the body and the integral Vagus Nerve connects the Brain Stem with the Abdomen.
In fact, we have 3 Brains — Head, Heart & Stomach, and all are connected by the Central Nervous System. Breathing then, and more importantly how we do it, is rather vital n’est pas to both Life and our Being?
Your 120 Sec Daily Breathing Exercise
So, here is how I approach and do my daily 2-minute breathing exercise:
Paul Mudd is the author of ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful’ available on Amazon and www.bookboon.com; the ‘Coffee & A Cup of Mindfulness’ and the ‘Mindful Hacks For Mindful Living & Mindful Working’ series. He is also a Contributing Author to The Huffington Post and a Contributing Writer to Thrive Global. Through The Mudd Partnership he works with business leaders, organisations and individuals in support of change, leadership excellence, business growth, organistional and individual wellbeing and well doing, and introducing Mindfulness. He can be contacted at [email protected] and you can follow the continuing journey uncovering Mindfulness on Twitter @TheMindfulBook and at @Paul_Mudd
Originally published at medium.com