We are often told to take a deep breath when faced with a stressful situation. Yes, deep breathing can indeed work wonders, but for a maximum benefit the breathing should be controlled.
When I first set out on the meditation path, I had a major problem with correct breathing. Even when I thought I was taking a deep breath, my breathing was still shallow, I didn’t have a clue what to do and thought it would take me a lifetime to master.
Some years later, I began formal training in spiritual healing and discovered a foolproof method that I would like to share with you.
Sit or lie down in a comfortable position, and turn your attention to your abdomen. Lightly rest your hands just below the navel, with the tips of your fingers just touching each other.
Now slowly and deeply breath in…If you are breathing deep from the abdomen your finger tips will be pushed apart. Now slowly breath out…This time your finger tips will gradually move towards and touch each other again.
Should you find that your fingers stay put regardless of how deep you seem to be breathing, try this simple technique.
With your hands still resting lightly below your navel, imagine your abdomen to be a balloon which inflates as you slowly breath in.
As the ‘balloon’ inflates, you will feel your hands spread apart and separate. As you slowly breath out, the ‘balloon’ will gradually deflate and your hands will come together again.
Once you have established a nice steady breathing rhythm, you can relax, and let the rest of the world go by.
Penny has developed her intuitive awareness of the healing energies through her involvement with Spiritual and Holistic Healing for over half a century. She firmly believes in the power of the subconscious mind to help overcome the many difficulties in life we may encounter from time to time.
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