Are you breathing? Now that’s a silly question since you are reading this, you must be breathing. But the real issue is whether you are breathing well. So perhaps a better question is "How are you breathing today? Is your breath open and full or is it closed and shallow? Does your chest move more than your belly when you breathe? Why not take a moment to find out. Put one hand on your chest and the other on your belly and take a full and deep breath in. What happened? What did you notice? Take another breath to be sure. I know from breathing thousands of people that 90% of the population is getting only about 50% of the available air due to restrictions in their breathing. So I know that it is likely that there is some kind of a restriction in your breathing. These physical restrictions are real and they limit your health, well being, the amount of life force, and ultimately the amount of good that you can receive from your breath.
How did your day go yesterday or today – joyful or stressful?
Whether at home or at work, we sometimes encounter moments of being overly busy with too much to do, too many interruptions, and/or not having enough time to accomplish everything we want to. Obviously we’re talking stress and frustration and wouldn’t we all like to avoid those moments, especially when we wake up the next morning and have to do another one of those days. Common sense says if we could just stop at stressful moments to try and relax to collect our thoughts it would help, but we certainly can’t always rely on being able to stop when unplanned bumps in the road appear.