Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Using the Breath for Balance

From the Daily Om Taurus horoscope yesterday:
Balance With Your Breath

While going about your daily activities, you might take a few moments to close your eyes and bring your focus within. You can use your breath to become centered and grounded in the present moment. Try creating a mental picture of all the elements of your life that affect your interactions such as your thoughts, feelings, or reactions. As you breathe, you might imagine that you are in the center of all of this, steadfast and grounded, connected to your inner calm through the wonder of your breath. Doing this may help you retain your balance in all of your relationships no matter what may arise today.

Paying attention to our breath helps us balance our bodies, minds, and spirits in all of our interactions. Through our breath, we connect to a part of ourselves that is rhythmic yet still. Creating a slow and gentle pace with our inhalations and exhalations quiets our minds enough to remain steady whenever things seem chaotic around us. We are able to better cope and have patience with others because of this connection to the stillness in the center of our souls. By using your breath to ground and balance yourself today, you will become more harmonious and well-balanced in your relationships.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Breath focus can really have a great effect. And the more you practice it, the more you learn to feel the early subtle reduction in stress, and that motivates you to continue your relaxed breathing, resulting in the domino effect. Great suggestion.