Do you ever really stop and think about your breathing and our emotions?
How to master your breathing
I recently went to a day retreat and we concentrated on our breathing techniques. As we lay there slowly breathing in and slowly exhaling, the instructor was explaining how our breath changes depending on how we are feeling. For example, if we are upset our breath is usually short or in my case I sometimes forget to breathe!
We feel anxious and if we don’t breathe properly we can actually lose control of breathing and fell like we are having a panic attack.
It made me think about how our emotions control our breath but rather we should be using our breathing to control our emotions. If we are angry or anxious or feeling pain we usually hear people suggesting we take a deep breath. By taking a slow deep breath and then whooshing it out we are slowing down our feelings and relaxing our body and getting the emotions out. It really does work.
I’ve been doing yoga daily this month and really concentrating on my breathing technique. I even find I’m relaxing more at the end of the session and through concentration on my breathing we I can actually clear my mind.
Why not try it? Next time you feel anxious or stressed remember to deeply breathe in and exhale with a whoosh to drive out all of that emotion.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!