Conscious Breathing

Conscious Breathing is the practice of becoming aware of your breathing, which enables you to alter how you breathe.  This awareness is the first step toward improving how you breathe.  If you are pregnant, it will benefit you and your child.

Practice: For the next few days, each time you wait for something (the traffic signal, the train, someone to answer your question, etc.) pay attention to how you are breathing.  Do not attempt to alter your breathing, simply focus on your breathing pattern (example: fast, shallow, or slow). 

Also, pay close attention to your breathing pattern when you experience the following emotions: excitement, anger, anxiousness, and boredom.  Take note of how you feel physically during these times. 

For the best results, record your findings and review your progress over time.

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