Episode 2 – Just breathe
Hello and welcome to episode 2 of grounded in stillness.
Today the focus is to ‘just breathe’.
If you are like me and sometimes going here, there, everywhere and just think ‘I’m so busy I don’t even have time to breathe’
This relaxation is for you.
This relaxation is going to bring your attention to your breath and only your breath. It is about learning and feeling how you breathe.
Remember if you want to read a little bit more about the short blog behind this relaxation, head over to groundedinstillness.com.
So sit back, lay down or just find a comfortable position to relax in and enjoy this short relaxation.
Adjust your shoulders and your hips, let your body begin to feel heavy as you settle in for a few minutes of relaxation.
Gently close your eyes.
Bring your awareness to your breath. Breathe in and breathe out.
Let your breath be slow, un-rushed and unforced.
Notice how you breathe.
Feel the gentle rise of your chest on the in breath and the gentle fall of your chest on the out breath.
As you breathe in, do you notice your ribs start to move out to the side? As you fill your lungs completely with air.
As you breathe out, do you notice the heaviness of your body as your chest sinks down. Feel each muscle in your body start to relax more.
Really feel the expansion of the chest as you breathe in, the openness, the freedom to just breathe.
Then embrace the out breath, notice as every muscle in your body sinks deeper into stillness. Just resting, just being.
Just breathe in and breathe out.
Be aware of how you breathe, notice how your in breathe and out breathe make you feel.
Be with your breath. As one, complete, still, at peace.
Your breath is a powerful tool to ground you to the present moment. Be aware of your breath at any time in your day. Just breathe whenever you feel you need that moment in your day. To regroup, to refocus.
How you feel now, sets you up for endless possibilities.
So enjoy how it feels to just breathe for a few more moments.
Then gently begin to let your breath return to its natural rhythm, gentle wiggle your fingers and your toes.
Thank you for listening.
Music credit: Aube –