Simple Exercises to Breathe Your Way into Alignment
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3 Simple Exercises to Breathe Your Way Into Alignment

“A simple withdrawal of your attention from resistant thoughts is the only path to your alignment with the pure, positive Energy that is at your core. And so, relax and breathe deeply, and allow your natural alignment.” – Abraham-Hicks

Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for letting go of resistant thoughts and achieving a relaxed and clear state. Using deep breathing exercises, you can literally breathe your way into alignment.

Choose one of the exercises below and spend some time every day focusing your attention on your breath. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy the physical sensation and ease of releasing resistance and aligning with Source.

1. Equal Breathing

  1. Lie or sit comfortably, depending on your personal preference.
  2. Close your eyes and begin to notice your natural breath.
  3. After 4 or 5 natural breaths, begin to slowly count to four as you inhale. Take a moment at the top of your inhale, then also count to four as you exhale. Again take a moment, then inhale again to another count of four.
  4. Continue this pattern, matching the lengths of your inhales and exhales.
  5. You may experiment with changing the number you count to, just make sure your inhales and exhales stay the same length.

2. Belly Breathing

  1. Lie or sit comfortably, depending on your personal preference.
  2. Place one of your hands on your stomach, just below your rib cage. Place the second hand over your chest.
  3. Breathe in deeply through your nostrils, letting your first hand be pushed out by your stomach. You should find that your chest stays stationary. You do not need to count but you should inhale until you cannot take in more air comfortably.
  4. Breathe through pursed lips as you let the breath out. Once again, counting is unnecessary. Just exhale until you cannot comfortably continue to breathe out.
  5. Continue this exercise for about 5 to 10 minutes .

3. 4-7-8 Breathing

  1. Lie or sit comfortably, depending on your personal preference.
  2. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.
  3. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  4. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  5. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
  6. This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

Practice Deep Breathing Every Day

Once you develop these techniques by practicing every day, they will be very useful tools to use when you want to release resistance and come into alignment with Source.

Which is your favorite breathing technique? Share your comments below.

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