Breathe Easy To Settle Your Mind
Welcome to day 2 of the Meditate & Recalibrate challenge, powered by support from Compass One Healthcare.
Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment, so that eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.
Certain breathing patterns are forms of meditation that can help quiet your mind and relax your body. The one will try tonight is called the 4-7-8 technique, and it’s perfect for calming and clearing your thoughts. Also called the “relaxing breath,” it’s based on an ancient yogic practice called pranayama. It reduces anxiety and can help you fall asleep faster.
To try it, follow these steps:
- Inhale for a count of 4 seconds
- Hold for 7 seconds
- Exhale for 8 seconds
- Repeat 3 or 4 times to start
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