Here’s a simple reminder for today:
Do you know how many times we hold our breath in a day? It’s quite a bit if you start to pay attention.
Today, be mindful of if you’re continuously breathing or if you’re holding in. When you catch yourself holding your breath, exhale. Nice and long and slow.
Most of us don’t have trouble with inhaling. But a lot of us have trouble with letting go, releasing, and flowing.
I find that I hold my breath most when I’m working on my computer, on my phone, concentrating, or if I’m startled by a loud noise like honking or sirens. Notice your patterns and disrupt them.
It’s a wonderful way to bring some mindfulness to your day and relaxation to your body.