A Simple Breath Meditation for Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Meditation doesn’t have to be complicated or long.

This is a soothing and energising technique that is simple to understand and that can bring a sense of increased calm and peace in as little as a few minutes. It really helps to ground you and get you back into your body.

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Stand or sit in a relaxed way, with your feet firmly on the ground. Become aware of your feet, and of the front of your body. Breathe through your nose.
  2. On your next in-breath, imagine that you are drawing the breath up from the earth, through your feet and all the way up into your head. Imagine your breath like a wave running up onto the shore.
  3. On your out-breath, exhale through your mouth, feeling the air travel down the outside of your body. Imagine your breath like a wave rolling away from the shore and back into the ocean.
  4. Keep breathing in and out with this awareness. Really feel the energy run into and up your body and then out of and down again.
  5. Follow your breath. Let every in-breath energise and restore you, and every out-breathe relax and cleanse you.
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4 thoughts on “A Simple Breath Meditation for Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue

  1. I do this except I like to lay down while I am doing it I can’t stand for very long about 2-3 minutes at a time and sitting is better but I have long liked to lay down and focus on my breathing to me it is so relaxing

  2. Thank you so much for the things you post! Just before I read this, I was standing in my kitchen crying. My heartache is so profound that it overwhelms me sometimes. I do forget to breathe. I appreciate that you keep us all in your thoughts. Blessings

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