Take a long, slow, deep breath in, then let it go. Again inhale. Exhale. And once again. Notice the positive and subtle change in your body. Use your exhalations to release tension, anger, anxiety. Although not a cure-all, your breath is readily and always available, providing the opportunity to slow down. Take a few breaths before you speak your mind or make a decision. Take a breath. Exhale. Even add a sigh. Take a moment, then delve into life again. You will feel calmer, more centered...ready to take on the world again.
Sand Dunes, Arroyo Grande, California
"I exhale to start anew."
Yoga Pose: Any comfortable position
Take a minute or more to simply breathe, focusing on the exhalation.
Foundation. Sit, stand or lie comfortably on the ground or a bench with your back lengthened and supported if desired. Set your intention.
Move. No movement necessary.
Legs. Set your legs in a comfortable position.
Arms. Rest your arms where they are comfortable for you.
Gaze. Soften your gaze and look into the world before you. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Just be in the moment.
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