This heart breathing practice will reduce your stress, and increase feelings of appreciation, relaxation, and energy.
Conscious (mindful) breathing can be done anywhere and anytime. It can be done sitting down with eyes closed or standing up with eyes open.
1. Shift your attention or awareness to your heart area. Place your hand over your heart if you like.
2. Think of your breath flowing in and out of your heart area. Breathe more deeply, rhythmically and slowly.
3. Think of somebody or something that you appreciate. Make it something that is real easy to appreciate. Try to hold the feeling of appreciation or gratitude in your heart-space while breathing slowly and deeply. Enjoy this practice as long as you like.
Doing this practice will help you get into a more positive emotional state. Your mind will become quieter. Relaxation will occur and your concentration will improve.
An incredible energy is flowing through you. It affects your emotions and your desires. It develops your strengths and weaknesses. It has been there since you were born, and will stay with you always. This is the energetic heart in action.