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Mindfulness and Breathe

“Breathfulness” is touted as the new mindfulness.


The most basic way to do mindful breathing is simply to focus your attention on your breath, the inhale and exhale.





Mindfulness and Awareness Trainings use conscious breathing for training awareness and body consciousness.


Conscious breathing in meditation usually does not change the depth or rhythm of breathing, but uses breathing as an anchor for concentration and awareness. You may find that your mind wanders, distracted by thoughts or bodily sensations. That’s okay. Just notice that this is happening and gently bring your attention back to your breath.



Importance-

  • Reduce stress levels in your body.

  • Lower your heart rate.

  • Lower your blood pressure.

  • Improve diabetic symptoms.

  • Reduce depression.

  • Better manage chronic pain.

  • Better regulate your body's reaction to stress and fatigue.

  • Reduce the possibility of burnout for caregivers.




Is holding breath good for heart?


Increase your times as you feel safe and comfortable. Stay still! Moving uses oxygen in your blood, so staying still when you hold your breath preserves the oxygen you're holding in. You can also try to slow your heart rate using vagal maneuvers.



Why do I focus on breathing?

Different breathing patterns activate our brain networks related to mood, attention, and body awareness, a new study suggests. Slow down, and pay attention to your breath. Prior research shows that paced breathing exercises can both focus attention and regulate the nervous system.



How can I feel my breath?

Diaphragm breathing exercise lying down

Put one hand on your upper chest and the other below your rib cage so you can feel the movement of your diaphragm. Inhale slowly through your nose,feeling your stomach expand to press into your hand. Keep the hand on your chest as still as possible.



How your breath controls your mood and attention?

A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology may support this, revealing that several brain regions linked to emotion,attention and body awareness are activated when we pay attention to our breath. Paced <