Deep Breathing Exercise:
Deep breathing is a powerful way to decrease stress and increase calm energy. Low body oxygen can cause anxiety, depression, tight muscles, aches and pains, and exacerbate chronic illness. Focused breathing strengthens the heart & lungs, encourages restful sleep and slows aging.
Take a deep breath—in through the nose, for a count of 7—Hold that breath for a count of 4—release that breath through the mouth slowly, for a count of 8—Repeat this exercise, 3 more times, or for 1 minute.
As you are breathing in deeply, think of the oxygen reaching and recharging all the cells in your body, as you are exhaling, imagine the stress and tension leaving your body…
If you also do this deep breathing while exercising, you will improve blood circulation, encourage relaxation, and help your agility and joint mobility, especially when walking.
Breathe deeply at above 7000’ to reboot lymphatics
Start by massaging the head, using brisk circular motions, proceeding to long strokes as you move down the neck and shoulders. Now alternate these two movements as you continue down the arms: Circular strokes at the shoulder joints, long strokes down the upper arm, circular at the elbows, long down the forearm, circular at the wrist, long strokes down each finger, finally circularly around each finger joint. Moving over the chest, massage horizontally with long strokes, but avoid massaging directly over the heart or breasts. Massage horizontally over the stomach for 2 strokes, then give 2 diagonal strokes. Using the alternating rhythm, proceed to the lower abdomen, lower back, buttocks and thighs. Massage the hip joints with circular motion, long strokes on the thighs, circular around knees, long down the calves, circular around ankles, long down feet and toes, ending finally with the circular around each toe joint.
This takes approximately 5-10 minutes, once you have the process figured to a routine. It helps the body dispose of toxins and waste, especially when cleansing, nourishing and healing...
Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take a slow deep breath in thru your nose thinking the word “SO”. Exhale slowly thru your nose while thinking the word “HUM”. Continue breathing easily, silently repeating “SO”... “HUM” with each inflow and outflow of breath Whenever your attention drifts to thoughts in your mind, sounds in your environment or sensations in your body, gently return to your breath, silently repeating “SO”…”HUM”. Continue this process for 20-30 minutes, with an attitude of effortlessness and simplicity. When the time is up, sit with your eyes closed for a couple of minutes before resuming your daily activities. NAMASTE’
A-Activating event—something that happens or is about to happen, emotionally triggering a physical reaction.
B-Belief System—your beliefs, thoughts, or attitudes about A, what you are telling yourself? Are you making requests or demands? Clarify your expectations.
C– Consequences—your emotional reaction to B, how you feel. Your behavioral response would be a result of B and C feelings.
D– Dispute Beliefs, challenging and questioning your thinking (B). Where is the evidence to prove your irrational beliefs.