DAY 2: Just Breathe Practicing awareness of the breath is a very common way to meditate since we can eventually tune into how we’re breathing anytime and anywhere. Our word for the day is BREATHE
Today's journal writing prompt is, As I sit quietly, I notice each breath I take, As I repeat this mindful breathing for several minutes, I notice my body… It’s Day 2 of the 21 Day Mindfulness Meditation Challenge. BEGIN with a 5 min meditation session and when doing so, focus on your breath. To begin take 5 deep cleansing breaths and then just BREATHE in a natural rhythm. You can simply sit for 5 minutes in silence or if you need assistance, click on the link for a short meditation session from our podcast.
To begin, become physically still, wherever you are, either lying, sitting, or standing. Choose a posture where you’ll be as comfortable as possible, and lightly close your eyes.
Take 5 deep cleansing breaths
Notice all the sounds and things going on around you. Simply hear, simply listen. Sounds come and go, there is nothing you have to do about them. Bring a relaxed awareness to your breath. Take a few more slow relaxed deep breaths and release them. Don't change or control your breath just notice what it's like right now. Is your breath soft or heavy, does it feel light, open, closed or challenged? There is no right or wrong answer or way to breathe it just is. It's very possible that it's hard to feel your breath because it's very subtle, it's okay just continue to breathe normally. Don't worry if your attention wanders just return your attention to your breath. When you feel ready, open your eyes and relax. See if you can take this awareness of your breath into your day. When your 5 minutes are up thank yourself with the following affirmation, "I am whole and healing with each breath.” Namaste! You have completed Day 2 in your journey. Make it a beautiful day! #beopen #bepresent #bemindful #mindfullyyoursmeditations #mym