Breathing is so powerful. Taking a moment to focus on your breath can make many hardships easier to manage.
As a child, I understood the importance of being able to breathe well because I suffered from asthma. Sometimes I could hardly breathe and needed the assistance of an inhaler to be able to take a deep breath. Thankfully, my condition improved. Unfortunately, with my inhaler and the threat of another attack gone, I no longer respected and appreciated my ability to breathe. In fact, I often forgot that I was even breathing. It wasn’t until I began practicing yoga that I paid attention to my breath again.
However, you don’t have to suffer from a respiratory disease or practice yoga to bring your awareness to your breath. All you have to do is take a moment to check in—to notice your breath.
While this sounds simple, often it isn’t. If you would like some help with this, don’t be afraid to reach out to a meditation coach, yoga instructor, or other qualified professional. There are some different techniques and tools they can show you that may help.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.