* Magical effect of ‘Counting breaths’

Feedback from Rajendra Agrawal Ph.D. He learned the technique from my handouts (1).

“I have experienced some magical effect of the ‘Count your breath exercise’, which I started only recently, say 3-4 months ago. Though I had heard about such a technique many years ago, I was literally introduced to this by a good friend of mine, Mr. Suryanarayana. Initially, I was skeptical as anyone would be, but then thought, if I don’t gain much from it, I am definitely not going to lose anything. So, I started practicing this technique for a few minutes (10-15 minutes) without a particular goal in mind. I chose morning hours, immediately after coming out of the bed. In the initial couple of weeks, which included few gaps, I felt a very slight change in my attitude. The most important has been a sharp decline in frequency of getting panic on work not being completed according to target dates (set by me), which sometimes can be considered as unrealistic by my colleagues. At this point, I do not know for sure if this positive change in myself is due to ‘Counting your breath exercise’, but must be it , because I haven’t made any other change in my daily routine recently. I hope to increase the duration of this exercise in the near future.” (Rajendra Agrawal PhD Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, NYS Dept of Health, Albany NY and Associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health of the University at Albany NY)

(1) Handouts

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