You are reading about a moronically simple and easy practice to relieve stress (1)
Who in this world is not stressed? Are we not feeling stressed every day? (6)
Great people have been teaching stress relieving techniques since thousands of years. All of us know that we need to practice any of them but very few actually do. Why? Because we are mentally or physically unable to practice those techniques as prescribed. Also we don’t have the free time. Is there an simple and easy practice that we can make a part of our daily routine? Sure there is. We will see it soon.
Why do doctors and dentists say ‘keep breathing’ or ‘take a deep breath’ when working with their patients? (12). Because, they see people disturbing the healthy functioning of the body and mind, by holding their breath or not breathing normally. Believe it or not, simply ‘focusing on breathing’ instantly stops generating new stress and slowly dissolves accumulated stress.
When you ‘focus on breathing’ even for one minute, stressful thoughts are dramatically reduced and the mind is calmed. When you continue the practice, the breathing pattern gradually becomes normal and you will feel the tense muscles relax (3). Your chronic stress is broken. The longer you practice, the more relief you would feel. Want to test it?
Close your eyes and practice the ‘Tip mode’ completing both hands (9).
……….. (You are now practicing the ‘Tip mode’ (9)) ………….
Don’t you feel a little relaxed now, compared with how you felt before? If this brief experience makes sense, you can begin ‘focusing on breathing’ in an easy and practical manner – lying on the bed, eyes closed, ‘waiting for sleep’ and ‘on waking up’ (13).
Waiting for sleep
‘Focus on your breathing’ tonight when you want to sleep (4). It works like a charm (1). It stops the constant flow of thoughts, calms your mind and relaxes the muscles. You will fall asleep in a surprisingly short time. Whatever may be going on in your life, you will enjoy quality sleep for more number of hours with less interruptions. You will be hooked!
Waking up, on the bed
‘Focus on your breathing’ when you wake up in the morning, lying on the bed, eyes still closed (5). Your sleepiness gradually goes away. You will feel fresh and energized, ready to face the day.
In a few weeks, you will feel less stressed at home and work (6). Small improvements in your mind, body and relationships will follow (7).
During the busy daytime
If you enjoyed the above beginners’ practices, you can gain even more benefits by practicing while doing your daily activities (10). Most attractive feature of this style of practice is that you neither have to sit still nor change your daily routine.
‘Focusing on breathing’ becomes the default mode
If you follow the suggestions in this website, you will see an amazing change in the default mode of your mind. When your mind is not in active use, it will ‘focus on breathing’ instead of wandering into past or future. It works like auto de-stressing. When your practice reaches this stage, your life will move on a new 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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