B R E A T H E... my story
B R E A T H E began after my own experience with 10 breaths.
I struggle with chronic, often crippling anxiety, panic and stress and have done from an early age... Breathing exercises, especially the 10 breaths method, help me to relax and regain my calm.
I used to lose count of where I was with my breathing... my thoughts would wander from the noises around me, to how many breaths I had been working with instead of FOCUSSING on the breath.
10 little pebbles that I had collected from my FAVE Dorset beach, became my little breath counters, I kept them in a little pouch at my bedside. They would be the first things I would pack if I was travelling. That little pouch is my constant companion.
There is nothing better than to find a quiet spot... to close your eyes, to start slowly breathing in and out. To hold a pebble, to feel nature, to ground yourself and to work through your 10 breaths.
I then made myself a 10 breaths bracelet, using my favourite healing stone beads and I wear that every single day. I can use it whenever, wherever... on the train or in a meeting and even at my desk.
I can quietly count and focus on my breathing when I need to. I know that in stressful situations, if I just take a second to pause, to find my bracelet and start breathing mindfully, counting my breaths as I move from bead to bead, that I am able to restore calm and relax a little.
I thought I would share my breathe practice with you. Hopefully you can find your calm in 10 breaths.
Anxiety, panic, stress and depression affect a lot of us.
Sometimes we just need a little reminder (or a little pebble 😊 ) to remind us to...
pause... & just B R E A T H E!
Inhale slowly... Pause... Exhale slowly... Pause... and repeat...
To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life. – Nhat Hanh
I hope that my experience with 10 breaths can help you x
(Important Disclaimer: The 10 Breaths Breathing practice is not new, it is one of many breathing practices that can be personally practiced. I have NO medical experience and share with you what works/doesnt work for ME and for ME alone.)