You can naturally stop your thoughts if you focus your attention fully on your in-breath and your out-breath. After one or two minutes of practice, the quality of your in-breath and your out-breath will improve. Your breath will become deeper, slower, and more harmonious and peaceful, whether you are lying down, sitting, or walking. By practicing mindful breathing, we bring the elements of harmony and peace into our body. Your True Home, Thich Nhat Hanh
Happy New Year! You made it. Here’s to new beginnings, a clean slate, a chance to to change and improve ourselves, our relationships, our businesses. Wow, all of a sudden I feel completely overwhelmed with my list of improvements necessary to start the year off right!
Is anyone else feeling like this?
Today’s lesson is the perfect antidote to the ‘new year, new you’ overwhelm that can easily start with the best of intentions and progress to panic and resolution burn-out. Mindful breathing.
The beauty of taking a moment to pay attention to your breath is that it is so simple and it works almost immediately. You can practice anywhere just as you are; no need to purchase a membership, special equipment, the right shoes.
If you were to scrap all other resolutions and best intentions for improving yourself, your relationships, and your business this year and solely focus on the practice of mindful breathing each day, I would wager that the spillover effect would surprise you. Meaning you would see improvements in all aspects of your life because you are creating space for harmony and peace.
Happy New Year, Happy Breathing!
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