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? (2)
Great people have been teaching stress relieving techniques since thousands of years. We feel we need to practice them. But very few do. Why? May be we are too busy, not inclined to stretch or exercise or sit still. Are you dreaming of a hassle-free technique that does not demand time, posture or movement but delivers cognizable results? You are reading about just such a practice called “focusing on breathing”.
Why do doctors and dentists say ‘keep breathing’ or ‘take a deep breath’ when working with their patients? (3). Because, they see people holding their breath or not breathing normally, disturbing the healthy functioning of body and mind. Believe it or not, simply ‘focusing on breathing’ instantly stops generating new stress and over time, dissolves even the accumulated stress.
Whenever you ‘focus on breathing’, stressful thoughts are dramatically reduced and the mind is calmed (4). Your stress cycle is disrupted. When you continue the practice, the breathing pattern gradually becomes normal and the tense muscles relax. The longer you practice, the greater the calmness and relaxation. Want to test it in a couple of minutes?
Close your eyes and practice the ‘Tip mode’ completing two hands (5)
……….. (Hope you are practicing the ‘Tip mode’) ………….
Now, after practicing for just 2 minutes, don’t you feel a little calmed and relaxed? Did you notice that very few thoughts bothered you during the practice? If this unique 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’ (6).
Waiting for sleep
‘Focus on your breathing’ tonight when you wish to sleep (7). It works like a charm (1). The flow of thoughts will be dramatically reduced, calming your mind and relaxing the muscles. You will fall asleep in much less time than before, for sure! In a few days, you will enjoy quality sleep for a longer time with lesser interruptions. You may get hooked on this bedtime practice!
‘Focus on your breathing’ as soon as you wake up in the morning, eyes closed, still lying in the bed (8) Your sleepiness gradually goes away. You will feel better prepared and more eager to begin the day’s activities.
After a few weeks of this practice, you will feel less stressed at home and work, though the situations and people remain the same.
Blend ‘Focus on breathing’ into your daily activities (9). You will become stress-proof and gain surprising benefits for mind, body and relationships (10).
‘Focusing on breathing’ becomes the default mode of your mind
When you follow the suggestions in this website, you will see an amazing change in the nature of your mind. Whenever your mind becomes idle, it will ‘focus on breathing’ by itself! Its established habit of thinking about past events or future fears will gradually decrease! You will be automatically de-stressing during the day. Your life will move on the new stress free path. Why is this technique so powerful? See (11).
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 (12).
Practice this technique ONLY at bedtime.
(1) Practitioners’ comments: Moronically simple, yet works like a charm I struck gold in counting breaths This meditation has saved my life Wonderful portable relaxation technique to help detach from daily stresses – Jane
(2) Stress – Its Causes, Effects and Solutions My articles
(3) Health professionals advising on Breathing
(4) How can I focus on breathing?
(5) Tip mode
(6) Why practice lying on the bed at night and morning?
(7) Waiting for sleep How to enjoy quality sleep and conquer insomnia by ‘Focusing on breathing’
(8) Waking up routine
(9) Daytime practice
(10) Sample testimonials Benefits for Mind, Body and Relationships (A to W)
(11) How is ‘focusing on breathing’ so powerful?
(12) Professional endorsements’
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