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The Centering Breath Exercise

By September 15, 2011Mind Body Tools

I learned how to do this from Gay Hendrix, www.hendrix.com,  a fabulous teacher.  I use it whenever I feel off center and it puts me back into harmony again. Our life is so full of challenges, it is so easy to get knocked off-center.  This exercise will give you a reliable way to deal with those challenges.  It only takes about 2 minutes.  You can do it anywhere.
*Begin by breathing slowly and gently all the way out, then pause and wait to breathe in again until your body tells you it needs a breath.  This will allow the oxygen/CO2 ration in you body to balance itself.  This is the Centering Breath.

*You might wait ten seconds or thirty seconds or longer before your body needs a breath.  Don’t wait so long that it feels effortful.  When you body needs a breath, gently let the air in and resume yout regular breathing cycle.

*After a few cycles of ruglar breathing, do a second Centering Breath.

*Breathe slowly ang gently all the way out, then pause and wait to breathe in again until your body tells you it needs a breath.  Don’t wait so long that it feels effortful.  When your body needs a breath, gently let the air in a resume your regular breathing cycle.

*After a few cycles of regular breathing do a third Centering Breath

*Breath slowlly and gently all the way out, then pause and wait to breathe in again until your body tells you it needs a breath.  Don’t wait so long that is feels effortful.   When you body needs a breath, gently let the air in and resume your regular breathing cycle.

 

 

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