Mindfulness Activity #27
Basic Breathing to Begin the Day
Breathing can be thought of as the core of any mindfulness practice. Many of you might be thinking you do not have time to practice. You may be thinking that mindfulness will not fix all your problems. In fact, it may not fix anything, but it may help with everything. It will certainly help you to cope better with whatever challenges you are facing.
Before beginning, think, why are you coming to mindfulness practice today? What challenges are you facing? Are there thoughts swirling or strong emotions? This practice is a way to ground yourself. It is a way to start the day thinking clearly and feeling calm, and to ready one’s self for the challenges the day will bring. Use this practice to “fall awake,” and to live intentionally, instead of just going through the motions.
For today’s practice, use this clip to complete 5 minutes of guided practice on breathing.
Sit comfortably, take a breath, and click this brief clip. If you can, keep eyes open while practicing…
Now, you are ready to face your day.
When you need to be kinder, wiser, or stronger today, just take a deep breath and connect to how you are feeling right now.
Wishing you all strength throughout your day.