Now, more than ever, is the time to give time and attention to your health. I’ve posted several articles about the impact of one’s mental state on the body; how anxiety can lead to forward shoulders and tension in the neck, how insecurity can lead to the shift of weight to the lower back, how worry and stress can lead to pressure headaches. The next thing you know, a simple tickle in your throat from pollen will have you ready to panic. Now is the time to move the muscles but also to ease your mind And part of that is simply learning how to breathe properly. The added bonus is that it’s also imperative to keep your respiratory system strong and clear during this time. So!...stop and take 10 minutes or more: 5 to read up on these meditation tips and then another 5 to try a few. And don’t be lazy, you have time. Read the entire article.
1. Turn off all the lights, televisions, speakers. Find some quiet. 2. Set your timer for 5 minutes. 3. Find a position, either lying down or sitting up, that you can hold for a prolonged period of time. 4. Let your body be light but also grounded . Almost as if you were a sculpture connected to a base. 5. Focus on the breathing rhythm. Every time you inhale, picture your lungs and rib cage expanding in your chest like a balloon as the air travels down to your core. Then use your core muscles to squeeze the air back out through the mouth.