Mindfulness Day 1 of 21: Take Five Deep Breaths

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How do we find inner peace when we feel so overwhelmed?

We start with a guiding light.

Today’s Practice

These next ten minutes are yours - take time to find a calm space and get into a comfortable seated position.

Close your eyes, and take five slow, relaxed breaths. For these five breaths, devote your entire attention to your body. Feel the cooler air come in through your nose, and notice how it’s slightly warmer as it goes out. You can put your hands on your stomach to feel it expand as you breathe in, and contract as you breathe out. 

Ready? Go ahead. 


How did you feel while doing this? Did you feel any change of tension in your shoulders, your jaw, your chest?

Your breath is your anchor to peace. Throughout your day, at any given moment - when you’re driving, reading news articles, doing the dishes - you can bring your attention to your breath the way you did just now, and notice if it’s tight, and start to slow down and deepen your inhales and exhales. And see what happens next. 

Feel free to email me (kelly@codepink.org) about your experience, and post to the Facebook group. And remember this spirit of presence for tomorrow’s space, where we’ll continue this thread.

Thanks for being all that you are,
Kelly

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