Pranayama to calm your mind - oasymala

Have you ever sat down to meditate only to find that your mind wanders, you feel fidgety, and it's hard to settle down?

An amazing way to calm your mind is to calm your breathing.

Thinking and breathing are reflective. When you are stressed, your breathing becomes faster and shallower, and when you are relaxed, your breathing becomes deeper and slower.

Fortunately, you can use your breath to calm your mind, which leads to a more satisfying meditation.

The way to do this is to breathe into your abdomen and extend your exhalation.

So, put your hands on your stomach and take a few deep breaths into your stomach, feeling your stomach expand and contract as you breathe.
When you're ready, it's time to stretch your exhale.
On the next inhalation, count into 4 and out to 6.
Then, go in and count to 4, come out and count to 7.
If you can, go in and count to four, come out and count to eight.
Next time you meditate, try breathing this way for a few minutes first, or it could be your meditation. 10 minutes of belly breathing and long exhalations will calm your mind and body.

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