Don’t we get stressed every day for something or other? (2). Though many of us feel the need to practice some stress-relieving technique, very few begin practicing and the majority of the beginners drop out. This is because we don’t have time, not inclined to stretch, exercise, or sit still. Don’t we need a simple practice that does not demand time, posture, or movement which we can do routinely every day but works every time we do it?

Focusing on breathing is just such a dream practice! Believe it or not, simply ‘focusing on breathing’ instantly stops stress from arising. Over time, it also dissolves the accumulated stress. Whenever you ‘focus on breathing’, stressful thoughts are reduced, the mind is calmed and the body automatically relaxes. Test the Tip mode, one of the 7 modes of ‘focusing on breathing’, eyes closed, on the fingers of two hands, and see how you feel, before and after. Did you notice that hardly any thought bothered you during the practice? Don’t you feel a little calmer and more relaxed after practicing for just about two minutes? If this trial practice makes sense to you, you may begin ‘focusing on your breathing’ in the following beginner-friendly way.

Bedtime: When you practice the Segment mode, one of the modes of ‘focusing on breathing’ at bedtime, you will fall asleep sooner, have fewer interruptions of sleep, and feel more refreshed on waking up. You will enjoy this practice. More…

Waking up: ‘Focus on your breathing’ using the Tip mode as soon as you wake up in the morning, still lying in the bed, eyes closed. Your sleepiness gradually goes, you will feel refreshed and eager to take on the day’s challenges. In a few weeks, you will feel less stressed at home and work. More…

Daytime: Blend ‘Focus on breathing’ into your daytime activities, using any of the modes, keeping your eyes open. Engage your otherwise wandering mind practicing one of your favorite modes (1): whenever you wait for a few seconds to a few minutes anywhere, anytime: standing in a line, when driving and waiting for the stoplight to turn green and when someone is pushing your buttons. You will prevent getting stressed during. waiting. You will gain surprising benefits for mind, body, and relationships. More…

In a few months, ‘Focusing on breathing’ becomes spontaneous. Whenever your mind becomes idle, it focuses on breathing by itself, instead of ruminating over the past incidents or imagining future ones. You will be coolly surfing over the waves of stress.

Endorsed by Doctors, Scientists, and Other Professionals

Why do doctors, dentists, eye doctors, and therapists tell their patients to ‘keep breathing’ or ‘take a deep breath’?. Because they see many people not breathing normally and affecting the healthy functioning of the body and mind. More…

Who said Meditation is difficult?

This unconventional style of ‘focusing on breathing’ at bedtime and other idle-mind times, is an effortless and resistance-free back door entry into the otherwise daunting house of meditation. Its goal is to enable any beginner to easily begin practicing meditation on a daily basis and enjoy its benefits throughout the lifetime. More…

(1) How can I focus on breathing? 7 modes

(2) Stress – Causes, Effects, and Solutions

If you like this page, share it with your friends.