One Deep Breath
One Deep Breath can be accomplished in any position, including a standing, reclined or sitting position. It is accomplished by following these steps in a relaxed manner:
• Exhale completely, emptying you lungs as far as is comfortable for you. Over time and with practice you will be able to empty your lungs more and more. Never force your breath to do anything that causes you any discomfort of any kind.
• Relax and inhale as much air as you can comfortably inhale. Again, do not force your breath to do anything that causes you any discomfort of any kind.
• While your lungs are full, pause your breathing for a period of time. Do not concern yourself about how long you are pausing your breath. Remain open so air can flow freely in and out of your nostrils even though you are not consciously breathing.
• Comfortably exhale and let go when you're ready to exhale. Do not rush. Do not hold back. Let the air in your lungs exit comfortably. Do not force your lungs to be empty but allow as much air to escape as comfortably possible.
• Breathe normally and continue to let go of the tension in your mind and body.
When to Use One Deep Breath
One Deep Breath is useful anytime you need to relax in the moment, to let go of tension, to gather your thoughts or tune into your Higher Self. With practice all of these things can be accomplished with One Deep Breath.
Stop what you're doing, close your eyes, take one deep breath, let go and relax.
If you followed this instruction you already know that One Deep Breath can help you relax, gather your thoughts and tune into your own Higher Self.
Use the One Breath anytime you want to relax, let go, gather your thoughts or tune into your own Higher Self.
The Benefits of One Deep Breath
• Manage your stress
• Reduce the effects of your stress
• Balance your emotions
• Become calm and peaceful
• Quiet your mind
• Center your consciousness
• Focus your mind where you want it focused
• Improve your mental functioning
• Tune into your own Higher Self
• Let go of the tension in your mind and body
Continual Deep Breathing
By combining one deep breath after another you can increase the benefits of one deep breath. That is you can manage your stress for longer periods of time after completing your deep breathing session.
Whereas one deep breath will help you manage your stress for a few minutes, five minutes of deep breathing will help you manage your stress for an hour or more. Fifteen to twenty minutes of deep breathing will help you manage your stress for several hours.
The benefits increase exponentially with longer periods of relaxed deep breathing, one deep breath after another. Instead of enjoying a few minutes of benefits from one deep breath, you can enjoy several hours of benefits from several minutes of continual deep breathing.
Practice doing one deep breath until it becomes natural to you. Then combine one deep breath after another until you can do continual deep breathing. Then proceed to your next assignment.