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Mindfulness Breathing for Everyone

by Susan Kramer

 

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This is a time for quiet thoughts. For this mindfulness practice, sit quietly and pay attention to your breathing. Notice the sensations in your body as air flows in and out.

For Practice:

Time: 2 to 10 minutes. Sit with back as upright as comfortable. If you sit on a chair place the soles of your feet on the floor in front of you for balance. Fold your hands in your lap and close your eyes. Begin to breathe in and out easily and evenly. Continue this rhythmic pattern for the rest of your practice time. Do not hold your breath. While breathing evenly, notice how relaxed your body feels.

Paying attention to your breathing takes your mind off worrying or problems, you feel your natural calmness return.

Next, think with appreciation about the people in your life, such as your family and friends. Thinking good thoughts feels good and rests your mind and body. It gives you more energy.

Feeling rested after spending time in appreciation is a good time to work out, in your mind, any problems with family, friends, school
, or work.

After
your mindfulness session write your new ideas. A notebook or journal just for your thoughts is handy.

To finish
your practice, take a deep breath in, and release it. Open your eyes. Stand up and stretch, feeling energized.

Affirmation:

 After quiet time I'm feeling fine.

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Mindfulness articles in the series:

 

1. Mindfulness Breathing Practice for Children

2. Mindfulness Breathing Practice for Teens and Adults

3. Mindfulness Breathing for Everyone

4. Reduce Stress with Mindfulness – Rhythmic Breathing and in Dutch translation: Verminder stress met mindfulness – ritmische ademhalen

 

 

 

Paperbacks or EBooks:


Yoga for All Kids – book or ebook

Yoga For All Kids by Susan Kramer

 

Meditation for All Kids – book or ebook

Meditation for all Kids by Susan Kramer


Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults – book or ebook

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Gentle Yoga and Meditation - book or ebook for adults

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Article and photo copyright © 2024 Susan Helene Kramer

A meditation and yoga practitioner since 1976, Susan writes on practical spirituality, family and social issues, and dance. Her instructional books are listed at her web site – http://www.susankramer.com/books.html

Email: susan@susankramer.com

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