Well I hope it is at least. 🙂 I know you get stressed when you have those days where you just feel like you can’t win, your overwhelmed, and your brain just can’t seem to stay quiet for a second. The mind can be our own worst enemy or it can be our best friend, but it needs some training every now and again. Actually it really needs training every single day but I don’t want to add more stress to your plate. Just know that taking a few minutes a day to do some breathing can really make a whole world of difference for us! So here’s to making it a great day and channeling our inner yogi!
HEALTH TIP OF THE DAY: PRACTICE CAUSING PEACE
You can’t really put a price on having peace of mind can you? While many people strive for peace in their daily lives, few know how to grasp it. In our busy over filled lives, peace may seem too far-fetched, but with this easy exercise, it is right at your finger tips. Practicing breathing exercises daily can not only give you the peace of mind you’re looking for but it can also add years to your life. Stress both mental and physical is related to 99% of illnesses and diseases. So can you really not afford to take a few minutes a day to slow your mind down and breathe?
Here is a simple yet powerful exercise that can transform you from stressed out to peaceful in just minutes.
-Sit quietly and comfortably with feet on the ground or cross-legged
-Take 3 deep breathes in and exhale
-On 4th breath start to count only on exhale
-With each exhale count, starting at 1 and go all the way to 100. Remember you are only counting on exhales.( example, breath in, breath out count 1,2 3, 4, 5, 6,.. until your out of air, then inhale again and start from the number you left off)
-Once you get to 100 do the same process counting backwards till 1.
-Repeat this as long as you can stay focused on your counting.
-This process increases oxygen to the brain, stimulates your brain waves to function in a higher state, and relaxes the body
-Practice causing peace daily and see your life improve on many levels.