With Focus on BREATH AWARENESS
Breath awareness is a form of mindful meditation that makes mindful breathing possible.
The practitioners breathe slowly and deeply. they count their breaths or just focus on them.
The idea is to focus on breaths and ignore any extra thoughts that come to mind.Dr. Ved
Breath Awareness offers the same benefits as does mindfulness.
- Reduced Anxiety
- Improved Concentration
- Emotional flexibility
We focus on breathing simply because the physical presence of it is always there no matter where you are.
You may be caught up in sounds, emotions, and sound no matter where you are. If you get distracted and return even if for once, it is good.
How to Practice
- Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair. Close your eyes. Close your eyes, leave them open and gaze downward at the floor.
- Pay attention to the physical sensation of breathing. observe the rise and fall of the abdomen or chest area. You may even note the air passing through the nose or the mouth.
- With each breath, pay attention to these sensations. You may even note, breathing in or breathing out.
- You may find your mind wandering to emotions or thoughts. This is normal. when you realize that your thoughts have wandered, simply bring them back to noticing your breath again.
- Pause before you make any physical movements as moving your body, or scratching. Try to bring in a moment of pause between your experience and your action.
- Your mind may wander constantly, which is fine. Don’t wrestle with it, or engage in the thoughts so much. Instead, practice observing, noting wherever the attention has wandered, and returning to the physical sensation of breathing.
- Let go and don’t try to fix or plan something. put extra effort if you need to bring your mind back to the present. Seek a balance and spend time maintaining your focus.
- Just focus on breathing in and out. Return to the exercise each time your mind wanders off. be free from judgment or any type of expectation.
- When you are ready to resume your activities, gently open your eyes. Notice your thoughts and emotions. Pause for a moment. Then plan the rest of your day.