Confession - I have never taken a yoga class. So when my friend Lindsay asked if I wanted to participate in a Breathe Deep Challenge I wasn't really sure if I knew how to participate. I mean obviously I know how to breathe but do I do this when I am alone or with others around? At night? Eyes opened or closed? Legs crossed or laying down?
Deep breathing is a great calming technique that can not only help to reduce stress but also can improve concentration and help you sleep better. I am choosing to breathe deep at the end of the day when I want to unwind but have a million things going through my head. Brenna picked right after the kids were dropped off at school and Lori chose first thing in the morning. If I was smart I would have done it while I sat in traffic this morning for over 30 minutes.
What am I hoping to accomplish by participating?
I just want to make sure I take 5 minutes out of each day to focus on nothing but calming thoughts. I want to see if this one small act can have an impact on my overall mood and sleep habits. I am also hoping to learn a lot from the awesome ladies who are participating. Jenny already shared her 6 Word Memoir which is what I will be thinking about tonight while I am breathing deep.
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