5 Minute Awakening Breathe Practice
First Find a Comfortable Position
Keep your back straight but relaxed. Rest your hands on your thighs or in your lap or on your belly
Next Gently close your eyes to minimize distractions and turn your focus inward.
Start by taking a few deep breaths to settle in. Inhale deeply through your nose, allowing your chest and abdomen to expand fully.
Exhale slowly through your mouth, releasing any tension.
Energizing your Breath
Inhale deeply through your nose for a count of 4.
Fill your lungs completely, expanding your abdomen.
Gently Hold your breath for a count of 4
Exhale forcefully through your mouth for a count of 4.
Imagine releasing any fatigue or tension with your breath. Pause briefly after exhaling.
Repeat this cycle (inhale for 4, hold for 4, exhale for 4) for 2-3 rounds.
If you feel comfortable, you can increase the counts to 6 or 8.
Moving into a Relaxing Breath
Switch to a more relaxed breathing pattern.
Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for a count of 4 or 6.
Allow your shoulders and whole body to relax as you breathe in.
Exhale gently and completely through your nose for a count of 6 or 8.
Feel any remaining tension leaving your body with each breath.
Repeat this relaxed breathing for 2-3 minutes.
Now simply shift your attention to your natural cadence.
Observe the rhythm of your breath without trying to control it.
Notice the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves your body.
If your mind wanders, gently bring your focus back to your breath.
As you conclude the practice, take a moment to feel grateful for the time you've dedicated to yourself.
Set a positive intention for the rest of your day.
When you're ready, slowly open your eyes. Bring focus to your hands or feet &Take a moment to appreciate the sense of calm and wakefulness you've cultivated.
This practice can be adjusted to your preferences. If you find that a particular aspect of the practice resonates with you, feel free to spend more time on it. Enjoy the benefits of this brief breathing practice to awaken your senses and promote a sense of mindfulness and presence.
Allow your Mind to Enter your Body’s time to allow your Spirit to Shine!