Breathing Meditation for Stress Reduction

beachI want to share with you one of my favorite breathing meditations. When I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the busyness of my day, I like to stop and take a “breath break.”

I recommend that you take time each day to relax for a few minutes and do this breathing exercise if you are feeling stressed. It will help restore a sense of peace and calm to your life, reduce tiredness and fatigue and create more energy and vitality in every cell of your body. Love, Dr. Susan

– Inhale deeply. As you breathe in, allow your stomach to relax so that the air flows into your abdomen. Let your stomach expand as you breathe in. Visualize the lowest parts of your lungs filling up with air.

– Imagine that the air you are breathing in is filled with peace and calm. A sensation of peacefulness and calm is filling every cell of your body. Your whole body feels warm and relaxed as you breathe in this air. Now, exhale deeply. As you breathe out, imagine the air being pushed out from the bottom of your lungs to the top.

– Repeat this sequence until your entire body feels relaxed and energized. Enjoy the wonderful feeling of deep, slow breathing.

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  • Sherry says:

    I’m looking forward to reading and learning new ways to relieve stress!! Thank u Dr Susan

  • Julie Schultz says:

    I have 20% of my breathing capacity and I wish I knew this years ago when I was working 100 hrs. a week.

  • Lynda Jose says:

    Thank you, Dr.Susan,I’ve been trying to incorporate this into my daily life,as I deal with anxiety issues,and don’t want to take meds. I would like to meditate,also. Could you please help with a Christian mantra to help center myself? Thank you for your encouraging words and beautiful pics:)

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