Breathing affects our health as well as our mental well-being. This meditation will help you to relax and to become more centred, allowing you to connect with the real YOU.
Sit comfortably with your feet on the ground and your hands on your lap in a receiving position. Close your eyes. Now take a deep breath in through your nose and then slowly blow all the air out of your lungs through your mouth. Repeat this twice more.
Now take another deep breath in. This time focus on the air entering your nostrils. Is the air cool? Is the air dry? Feel the sensation of the air as it passes through your nostrils and follow it down your throat passage into your lungs. Notice how your lungs expand and fill.
Now breathe the air out through your mouth…slowly. Feel how your chest area contracts, feel the air flowing from your lungs to your throat passage and out through your mouth. Is the air warm? Is the air moist?
Now repeat by taking another deep breath in and once again be conscious of the flow of air as it enters your nostrils. Then breathing out, again being conscious of the air as it is exhaled.
Repeat this for seven minutes.
When you’re complete take note of how you feel compared to when you start the meditation.
Be conscious of taking deeper breaths in your daily routine