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Mindful Breathing

Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing involves focusing on your breathing and bringing your attention to the present moment. Our minds like to wander, wonder, and journey off. That is ok, that is it’s job. Here is a practice where we notice it wandering it and gently invite it back to the focus area.

Choose a calming focus, which can include a sound ("om"), positive word ("peace"), or phrase ("breathe in calm, breathe out tension") to repeat silently as you inhale or exhale. It can also be a focus on a body part, like your feet, palms, or heart center.

Let go and relax. When you notice your mind has drifted, take a deep breath and gently return your attention to the present. Remember to stay curious and compassionate.

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