You are reading about a moronically simple and easy practice to relieve stress (1)
Who in this world is not stressed? Don’t we feel stressed every day? (6)
Great people have been teaching stress relieving techniques since thousands of years. We know that we need to practice some of them but very few of us actually do. Why? We are too busy, not inclined to exercise or sit still. Don’t we all need a simple and easy technique that we can practice without changing our current activities? You will see such a boon here.
Why do doctors and dentists say ‘keep breathing’ or ‘take a deep breath’ when working with their patients? (12). Because, they see people holding their breath or not breathing normally, disturbing the healthy functioning of the body and mind. Believe it or not, simply ‘focusing on breathing’ instantly stops generating new stress and dissolves even the accumulated stress.
Whenever you ‘focus on breathing’, stressful thoughts are dramatically reduced and the mind is calmed. When you continue the practice, the breathing pattern gradually becomes normal and the tense muscles relax (3). Your chronic stress cycle is broken momentarily. The longer you practice, the better you feel. Want to test it?
Close your eyes and practice the ‘Tip mode’ on two hands (9).
……….. (Hope you are practicing the ‘Tip mode’) ………….
Don’t you feel a little calmed and relaxed after ”Focusing on breathing’ for about 2 minutes? Did you notice that very few thoughts bothered you during the practice? If this brief experience makes sense, you can begin ‘focusing on breathing’ in the beginners’ style i.e, lying on the bed: ‘waiting for sleep’ and on ‘waking up’ (13).
Waiting for sleep
‘Focus on your breathing’ tonight when you want to fall asleep (4). It works like a charm (1). The constant buzzing of thoughts is reduced, calming your mind and relaxing the muscles. You will fall asleep in a surprisingly short time! You will enjoy quality sleep longer with less interruptions. You may get hooked on this bedtime practice!
Waking up, on the bed
‘Focus on your breathing’ on waking up in the morning, eyes closed, still lying in the bed (5). Your sleepiness gradually goes away. You will feel charged and eager to take on the daytime activities.
After a few weeks of this practice, you feel less stressed at home and work, though life circumstances are unchanged.
During the busy daytime
‘Focus on breathing’ even while doing your daily activities to gain extensive benefits for mind, body and relationships (10) (7) . You don’t have to change your daily routine!
‘Focusing on breathing’ becomes the default mode
When you follow the suggestions in this website, you will see an amazing change in the default mode of your mind. Whenever your mind becomes idle, it will ‘focus on breathing’ by itself, instead of thinking about past events or imaginary fears! This means your stress will be automatically relieved. Your life will move on a stress free path.
Endorsed by Doctors, Scientists and other Professionals
“A simple, no expense, meditation-oriented approach to stress reduction which we recommend for all our patients (and ourselves!) is nicely presented at the following website: www.countingbreaths.com. Try it; you’ll be glad you did! ” (Late) Peter Horvath, MD, FACOG. More Professional Endorsements are at (8).
Practice this technique ONLY when falling asleep.
(1) What two practitioners said: Moronically simple, yet works like a charm Easy as 1-2-3
(3) How can I focus on breathing?
(4) Waiting for sleep How to enjoy quality sleep and conquer insomnia by ‘Focusing on breathing’
(5) Waking up routine
(6) Stress – Its Causes, Effects and Solutions My articles
(7) Sample testimonials Benefits for Mind, Body and Relationships (A to W)
(8) Professional endorsements’
(9) Tip mode
(10) Daytime practice
(12) Health professionals advising on Breathing
(13) Why practice lying on the bed at night and morning?
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