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Exercise Summary

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, the here and now.
We breathe all day long, often not paying attention to it at all. Turning our attention to our breath, even for a minute or two can bring us a more peaceful state of mind.

1. Start by breathing in and out slowly, in through your nose, and out through your mouth.
2. Inhale slowly for six seconds, then exhale for six seconds, allowing the breath to flow easily in and out of your body.
3. As thoughts enter your mind, allow them to pass without giving them too much attention, and return to focusing on your breath.
4. Notice the sensation of your breath, as it moves in and out of your body.
5. Repeat for one minute, or longer if you prefer!

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Get comfortable and breathe

The most basic way to do mindful breathing is simply to focus your attention on your breath, the inhale and exhale. You can do this while standing, but ideally you’ll be sitting or even lying in a comfortable position. Your eyes may be open or closed, but you may find it easier to maintain your focus if you close your eyes. It can help to set aside a designated time for this exercise, but it can also help to practice it when you’re feeling particularly stressed or anxious. Experts believe a regular practice of mindful breathing can make it easier to do it in difficult situations.

We suggest a frequency of: Daily
and it could last 10
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Breathing Mindfulness audio by livingwell
The purpose of this exercise is to simply notice, accept and be aware of your breath – it is not about relaxation or stress reduction, although this may well occur. Breathing is something we all do – if you have a pulse then you breathe. Your body knows how to do this; it has done it since birth. This is simply about breathing mindfully. Breathing is something you carry with you everywhere; you are just not usually aware of it.

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