Self-care practices like meditation, or just taking time to check in with yourself, go hand in hand with healthy living. How we connect with ourselves has a direct effect on our mood, stress level and overall feeling of happiness and contentment.
- Find a comfortable sitting position, keeping your spine tall and supported. Close your eyes, relax your shoulders and breathe deeply into your belly. Feel your belly rise and fall with each breath.
- Draw the mind to the breath as you take a big inhale, filling the belly, the ribs, and the chest. Pause at the top of the inhale and count to three.
- Exhale slowly, imagining the breath leaving first from the chest, then the ribs, and the belly. Pause at the bottom of the exhale and count to three.
- Repeat this 3 part deep breathing for fifteen breaths.
I like to finish my morning meditation by counting 10 things that I am grateful for each day. (I just count on my fingers!) Gratitude is the best attitude adjustment!