In truth I found this little Letter sitting on my desktop, and now I am unsure if I have already sent it to you. I work like this, little snippets and notes all over the place, in my phone, journals, books, scraps of paper and in a million files all over my computer. So if you’ve already read this, then just think of it as a super powerful reminder. Even as I opened the file, and read the first words I realised I was breathing shallowly and dropped my shoulders, slowed by breath and my heart rate slowed.
Breathing, a life-force which we so often forget about. Unconsciously, we move through our days with around 20,000 breaths. How many go unnoticed…When we are stressed our breathing gets raggedy, thin, tight. So slowing down our breathing, consciously breathing from our lower abdomen, relaxing our shoulders, can reverse this. The same way our body gets stressed and our breathing tight, we can slow our breathing to relax out body.
If you truly take it upon yourself to be more aware of your breath, the quality of it and how it serves you, it will shift your stress and anxiety in return.