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Thursday, 28 February 2013 21:50

Just Breathe

Written by Donita B.

oceanBreath. Listen to your own breath… let it be like the sound of ocean waves… coming in… going out.

Move the tip of your tongue to the beginning of the soft pallet…breath in through your nose and let the air flow directly into the lungs…pull the air deep into the lungs by pushing out the abdomen and expandingsunflower the lower part of the rib cage…then release the abdomen and allow the air to naturally flow out …do not force it out, just let it go without effort. Hold for a count of 2, 3 or 4 then push out the abdomen again and draw in another breath into the bottom of the lungs where the richest supply of capillaries can perform their gas exchange through a single file of amazing red blood cells.

Give your stress and acidity to the trees and the grass and the flowers that need it as muchearth as you need the oxygen they are releasing to you. Let your thoughts leave the past and the future…allow your thoughts to notice the present…for a few moments let yourself become one with the universe. Embrace quiet patience and allow the chemical reactions to take place in your body this very moment. Give them time and you will experience the neutralizing effects.

Become aware that the physical elementstrail that make-up the universe are the elements that make-up your physical being. All of the molecules of the universe know where they want to be. At this moment you are exactly where you are supposed to be…doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. Let the muscles of your face relax…release your shoulders…release the tension in your arms…your hands…your fingers. Let the tiny core muscles between each vertebrae contract and bring you into neutral spine.

For a few moments take the job of holding yourself up, away from your face, your jaw, your neck, your shoulders, your arms, your hands…wiggle your fingers and feel the tension you are holding escape into the universe that needs it. Wiggle any tense joint and let go of its tightness…release the acidity and allow the ocean rhythms of breath to remind you that the birds fly and follow the seasons without worry or contemplation ...they are a creature…you are a creature.

calm waterLet positive words come into your mind…do not associate them with anything …just allow the words to drift through your thoughts…acceptance, forgiveness, peace, tenderness, release, love, beauty, gentleness, softness, peace. Let your mind be quiet for a while until you are ready to say …I’m prepared, I’m ready, I can do this…I’m ready …not for the future, but for this day, for this hour, for this minute…I’m ready…Only when you are ready release your last breath and open your eyes if they are closed…You are ready.

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