20 Min Breathing Meditation
We can learn a lot from our breathing and use it as a tool, just like an anchor, to bring stability to the mind and body when we deliberately choose to become aware of it. We can tune into it at any moment during everyday life.
Most of the time we are not conscious or in touch with our breathing, it's just there, forgotten. So one of the things that we learn in mindfulness practice is to really get in touch with the breath.
Please do not watch or listen to this material whilst driving or operating machinery or where it is not safe for you to close your eyes and fully relax.
Mind wandering is completely normal and with each of us having around 60,000 thoughts a day it is no wonder we sometimes get lost in them. No matter how often the mind wanders, just gently and compassionately escort your attention back to the present and your breathing. Remember...
"If the mind wanders a thousand times your only job is to bring it back a thousand times” - Jon Kabat Zinn.
With practise, we can develop a greater awareness of our breathing and use it skilfully to help create a more compassionate relationship with ourselves and our thoughts stopping the negative spiral that can lead to stress and anxiety.