Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Breathing Exercise that Will Transform Your Day

How do you feel as you wake up and begin your day? Are you overwhelmed by everything surrounding you or are you calm, ready for a new day?

How do you feel as the demands begin falling on your shoulders? Are you tense or ready to enjoy each task?

I’m guessing most of us are overwhelmed, tense, and stressed for a good portion of our day. Why is this? What’s the key to finding a peaceful, calm foundation to live by? You have the answer, you have the power to change, and it’s available to you at any time for free!

So what’s the answer to a calm, happy life? Your breath.

It’s true, I know it sounds so simple and easy that it can’t be effective but it is. Let’s look at how powerful breathing is.

Mindful Breathing Corrects Posture

When you take that deep breath in you immediately correct your posture. With correct posture you reduce & eliminate bodily pains. The most common areas of pain include back, neck, and shoulder.

Breathing becomes easier when you maintain good posture. Combining good posture with a deep breath and you will feel the pain leave.

The more pain you release the more your muscle balances can correct and eliminate future injuries.

When you slouch you lose your core muscles and you prevent good digestion. There’s no need for 1000 sit ups when you have the opportunity to maintain good posture throughout your day. Your core’s endurance becomes off the charts.

Correcting your posture improves your muscle tone, flattens the stomach and improves your confidence, body image and self esteem. If you slouch, you are suppressing your stomach and colon preventing good digestion.

Mindful Breathing Establishes a Mind-Body Connection

When you breathe deeply you give yourself the opportunity to feel your breath, feel what your body is holding on to and where, and feel where your mind is distracted. As you connect your movement to your breath it becomes more mindful. As you connect your breath to your thoughts you decide what really matters.

Mindful Breathing Creates Positive Change

With a few deep breaths you can change the moment you are in, your day, and your entire day. With every inhale you can manifest. With every exhale you can release.

The sort of breathing I am speaking of doesn't need to be difficult - I've created a free guided video for this breathing exercise. Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of breathing through your day?

Visit: A Breathing Exercise that Will Transform Your Day.

As you continue to practice your breathing, give yourself an advanced challenge to see where you are at. Just for fun, choose the longest line at the bank or the grocery store. Breathe slowly and pay attention to your bodily sensations. Put those waiting times to work for you, instead of regarding them as the enemy as you rush to the next thing.

Do you use mindful breathing as a part of your wellness routine?


  1. This is so useful Vanessa. Very few realize the importance of a deep breath to start their day. I practice some breathing exercises during stressful times and usually when I wake up in the morning. It eases my back pain and also helps me calm down. Thanks for sharing this with us on #SHINEbloghop this. Hope to see you back again next week :)

  2. I will try to practice Mindful Breathing much more often this year. I find that I notice when I do not take enough deep breaths. I like to try this before sleep too.
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    1. Before bed is a great time to pause and breathe.

  3. I learned to do deep breathing as a way to control my anxiety years ago...great post! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party and hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

  4. I learned not too long ago that breathing deeply takes about 4 seconds which is how long it takes to make a more rational decision. Perfect advice here. Liking on Facebook!

  5. Thanks so much for linking up at the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party, I pinned this to our group board.

  6. Thanks for sharing this beneficial information--I could sure use this most mornings. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  7. I will be trying this for sure! I could use some good breathing techniques. Thank you for sharing on the Faith Filled Parenting LinkUp.

  8. Our breath is the key to so many things, aside from just keeping us alive of course! Loved reading about this helpful exercise - it's great to keep centred during busy or stressful times. Shared. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.