We take for granted the breath that flows in and out of our bodies, making it possible for us to stay alive. It happens no matter what. You don’t have to remind yourself to breathe.
Yet, aside from sustaining life, your breath is a pathway to expanding your experience right now. Notice, as you read this, where is your breath? Is it in your chest? Your breath, not fully used can hold you back from your full range of experience.
Take a moment, now, and take a full, deep breath that extends into your diaphragm and belly. By changing your awareness about your breath, a fuller range of emotion and experience becomes possible. A shortened breath contributes to higher stress and more anxiety.
Take time each day, to expand your awareness about your breath and notice what happens with your body. Breathing fully, into your chest and down into your belly, sends oxygen into your blood and a message to your brain to become more calm and relaxed.