The 3 step breathing space is given as a tool during the Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress course for participants to practice in day to day life.
I use this tool whenever I notice myself become overwhelmed by thoughts, and regularly throughout the day to check-in to see how I feel. For this I use an app called ‘Mindfulness Bell’. I have set the app to run a bell every 30 minutes as a reminder for me to move the body and pause.
3 Step Breathing Space
- Pause the mind to notice the connection between your body parts and what you are resting on, or feet on floor if you are standing, and whether the muscles in the body are soft or tight. You may prefer to close your eyes for this part of the exercise. Breathe here for a few moments.
- Bring awareness to rest on the flow and rhythm of the breath, and where in the body the breath can be felt; nose, chest, belly…
- Expand awareness out to include the sounds in the environment. You may prefer to open your eyes to connect with your surrounding through your vision.
‘Sometimes you need to press pause to let everything sink in.’Sebastian Vettel
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