Come back to your breath
Inhale with me.
Deep inhale with me.
Huge exhale out.
Let it all really go.
Time and time again I am asked by my students, my friends, my readers, you name it…how to reduce stress in their lives. What simple step can they do anytime, any place, to be calmer, more present, and feel just genuinely better.
The solution each and every time: BREATHE.
Y’all we need to breathe.
Every breath gives you a chance to connect to your emotions. To get grounded. To feel the present moment. To feel what is actually going on in your heart, your mind, your body. To actually listen to those around you. To be with those around you, to be with yourself.
It all begins with a breath.
It can be hard.
Sometimes when you really take a deep breath in for the first time in a long while, you may cry. You may get angry. You may laugh hysterically. All sorts of emotions underneath the surface may come out.
But that’s a good thing.
You want to feel them. You want them to come out. Because when we breathe we open ourselves up to all the good stuff too. Not to mention that awesome little thing called the present moment.
So let’s all take a collective deep breath it. And sigh it out the mouth on the exhale. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Deep breath in.
Let it go out the mouth.
Doesn’t that feel better?