The Power of Conscious Breathing

by Shelby Collinge - Date: 2007-01-17 - Word Count: 375 Share This!

I have studied the human mind and psyche for over a decade now and this one technique I find is the most important by far. Do you consciously breathe throughout your day? Do you even know how to consciously breathe?

I define conscious breathing as 'a deliberate deep breathing inhale, then a short pause followed by a powerful, cleansing exhale, repeated several times.'

There is a power that I cannot explain simply in consciously breathing. The fact that this technique is free, can be done anywhere, by anyone for as long as necessary are just SOME of the benefits.

When we take the time to consciously breathe we are opening ourselves to release. We allow the knowledge of the universe to enter our minds. There is nothing more powerful than the ability to take a step back and BREATHE.

As you begin your day you can consciously breathe while you visualize or create your day (that's another article all together), you can breathe while in traffic, before making that important decision, before or after your meditation, when stress weighs on you, etc. The ways in which you can USE conscious breathing is truly unlimited.

The more you take the time for these three or four conscious breaths the better results you will get. You may have heard me talk or write in the past about walking on it before you talk on it. Conscious breathing is a large part of walking on it.

When we take a 'time out' to connect to a quite calm mind, the more fluid and easily the answers we seek come to us. I have truly developed the gift of consciously breathing 10-20 times a day and work on increasing that every day.

Conscious breathing is so simple and yet profound. As you read this article take a deep breath in, hold it for a second or two and then release anything and everything that is troubling you. Just let it go.

This one act alone will change your life and so rapidly you may be shocked. I encourage you to begin today to take this time for yourself. I also encourage you pass this article along to all that you know. Try this conscious breathing technique for the next seven days.

Now take a deep breath and release.

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Shelby Collinge is an author, spiritual teacher and master of mindset and limiting beliefs. She has trained and spoken in front of tens of thousands of individuals and helped them identify limits and barriers to their success. Shelby has a B.A. degree in Development Psychology and brings insights, stories and inspiration that is unmatched by many.

She is President and CEO of Limitless Possibilities, Inc., an organization she founded to serve the needs of individuals who are looking for solutions to 'WHY' things are not working as apposed to solutions to try and fix them. Shelby has clients in over 38 countries and speaks to groups all over.

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