It’s the end of the summer and a time of transition for many people. Whether you’re returning to school, have kids or family members starting school or are simply transitioning from a more relaxed summer to the structure and pressure of fall and winter, most experience change at this time of year.
How do you Know you need to use MINDFUL BREATHING?
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Mindful breathing is helpful if you are experiencing any of the following:
If your body is feeling jittery, your muscles are tense or you have racing thoughts.
If you have feelings of jumpiness, uneasiness, worry, sadness, rejection, unhappiness, regret, embarrassment, anger, annoyance, bitterness, jealousy, or irritation.
and if you find yourself doing things, such as withdrawing, clenching hands or fists, using a loud voice, complaining, crying, being touchy or grouchy, blaming or criticizing.
How can you BREATH MINDFULLY?
FIND A QUIET PLACE
FOCUS ATTENTION ON BREATH AND JUST KNOWING YOU'RE BREATHING
INHALE, FILLING YOUR LUNGS,
EXHALE, LETTING ALL THE AIR OUT OF YOUR LUNGS,
CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON YOUR BREATH UNTIL YOU FEEL CALMER AND MORE CENTERED.