5 Minutes for Me

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5 Minute Break January 29, 2013

Filed under: Exercise — 5 Minutes for Me @ 5:13 am
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Need a break?

Want to calm your mind?

Ready to recharge?

Here is a simple exercise that will do all three. Counting your breaths.Find a quiet place to sit, I prefer a chair to the floor. Sit in an upright position with your feet flat on the floor. Relax your shoulders and place your hands in your lap palms up.Keep your neck long and head up looking out in front of you. Now you are ready, close your eyes and take a few breaths, inhale and exhale through your nose. Next begin to count breaths ,in then out count after every exhale. You can choose how high you want to count, you can pick a lower number like 5 or 10 then repeat several times or you can count continuously for the duration of the exercise it’s up to you. As other thoughts start to creep into your mind simply let them pass. Don’t get attached to any one thought, let them float by and continue to count.

Here are a few tips. Let go of any expectations, you mind will wander, when it does redirect it. The more you practice the easier it gets, so keep trying.Start small and work your way up, try to increase the duration of the exercise as it gets easier. Relax and enjoy yourself this is all for you.

You can do this exercise almost anywhere, at home ,work, in the car(as long as your not driving) while waiting , really almost anywhere. So give it a try make time to do something for you and you will be glad you did.

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