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 use routinely without sacrificing any of our current activities? You will see such a boon below.
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 if continued, dissolves old 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?
Practice the ‘Tip mode’ eyes closed (9). Open your eyes after practicing on both hands.
……….. (Hope you are practicing the ‘Tip mode’ (9)) ………….
Don’t you feel a little relaxed now, compared with how you felt before? Did you notice that very few thoughts bugged you during the practice? If this brief experience makes sense, you can begin ‘focusing on breathing’ in a unique style – lying on the bed, when ‘waiting for sleep’ and on ‘waking up’ (13).
Waiting for sleep
When you want to sleep tonight, focus on your breathing (4). It works like a charm (1). The constant flow of thoughts is stopped, calming your mind and relaxing the muscles. You will fall asleep in a surprisingly short time! You will enjoy quality sleep for more number of hours with less interruptions. You will be hooked!
Waking up, on the bed
On waking up in the morning, focus on your breathing, still under the covers, eyes closed (5). Your sleepiness gradually goes away. Feel energized and ready to tackle the stressful day.
You will feel less stressed at home and work in a few weeks (6). Some improvements in your mind, body and relationships will follow (7).
During the busy daytime
If you enjoyed the above practices, you can gain even more benefits by introducing the practice into your daily activities (10). This practice doesn’t demand changing your current routine.
‘Focusing on breathing’ becomes the default mode
You will see an amazing change in the default mode of your mind when you follow the suggestions in this website. Whenever your mind is idle, it will ‘focus on breathing’ by itself, instead of wandering into past or future! It becomes your auto de-stressing practice. Your life moves 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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