Does your mind race at night, making it hard to fall asleep?
Do you want to start a meditation practice, but it seems too hard to fit it in?
Want to learn an almost instant calm-inducer?
Here’s one of my favorites. It doesn’t require any experience with meditation or a special seat.
In the latest episode of LifeyumTV I demonstrate one of the simplest ways to find immediate calm — your breath. I teach Dr. Andrew Weil’s relaxation breath in my yoga classes, workshops, retreats and I use it myself.
The Simple Steps:
- Inhale through your nose for a count of four
- Hold for a count of seven (relax your shoulders if they’ve crept up)
- Exhale through your mouth for a count of eight
- Repeat three more times.
This can be done anytime, anywhere…including the walk down the hall between meetings, the elevator, before you go to sleep, or even while driving.
Eckhart Tolle says: “Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space.” This breathing exercise is a terrific way to create some space between your ears.
Love to you!