Thursday, July 14, 2011

Keep Breathing...

I found myself recommending a relaxation breathing technique to a gal who is beginning a challenging recovery in a rehabilitation facility. She was hit by a car just last week. Melanie, AKA The Coupon Goddess, is a generous soul with a very good sense of humor. Do stop by and wish her well. As I left the information for her, I realized I had never posted about it here.

Dr. Andrew Weil recommends the “Relaxing Breath” for stress reduction. We discovered it years ago and it is something both Chuck and I utilize in difficult circumstances. We’ve found it helpful in pain management and it even helps when I’m having trouble falling asleep.

For a long time I just had the numbers 4-7-8 written on Post-It Notes around the house. I created the image above to share with family and friends and now all of you here on Pink Granite.

You can read all the details about the “Relaxing Breath” at Dr. Weil’s website, along with two other breathing techniques.

Feel free to click on the image, then drag and drop it onto your computer and print it out for your own use.


Kim - Mommycosm said...

I'm kinda giggling right now because my husband has needed to remind me to breathe a few times since leaving Melanie at the hospital and rehab. That's the kind of thing we should just do naturally, isn't it? Not so much lately.
Thanks for the reminder;)

Wendy said...

I am a a big believer in breathing properly. After my yoga I did about 10 yrars ago, I learnt to breathe properly and I use it often. Good advice

Sue said...

Breathing deeply and with meaning can do wonders for you. We just forget how to do it properly sometimes. Thanks for the reminder, I like it!

Sue x