The Inhale Approach
The most basic way to do mindful breathing is simply to focus your attention on your breath, the inhale. You can do this while standing, but ideally you’ll be sitting or even lying in a comfortable position. Your eyes may be open or closed, but you may find it easier to maintain your focus if you close your eyes. It can help to set aside a designated time for this exercise, but it can also help to practice it when you’re feeling particularly stressed or anxious. Experts believe a regular practice of mindful breathing can make it easier to do it in difficult situations.
Integrating Awareness into Our Lives
Start the day with a short morning meditation
If you wake up to an alarm every morning, it can feel like a feat unto itself just to get out of bed! But research found meditation helpful in relieving anxiety, pain, and depression.
Burke Lennihan, a registered nurse who teaches meditation at the Harvard University Center for Wellness, told Harvard Health:
“Start with 10 minutes, or even commit to five minutes twice a day. Preferably meditate at the same time every morning. That way you'll establish the habit, and soon you'll always meditate in the morning, just like brushing your teeth."
"The fear is simply because you are not living with life, you are living in your mind."