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Think about it – Stop & Breathe

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You got to take time to slow down, stop and breathe!

MKMMA Experience – Week 18 – Stop and breathe

 

Part of our MKMMA daily activities is to sit and think about a specific task that we are given in our weekly Master Key notes.   You need to sit quietly, focus on your breathing, and try and relax.   You might think of this as meditating or simply giving yourself a break from all of the thoughts running around inside your head that you can’t control.   But we all need to do it.   In the MKMMA course we know it is our window to controlling our thoughts and being a little closer to God or universal mind.

 

Now, I have always seemed to live my life on fight or flight, so slowing down and taking a break is good therapy.stop & breathe

 

What some people would sneer at as a useless way to help yourself, now we hear more and more, how helpful it is!

 

I think the first time I heard a professional say – just calm down and breathe slowly, was when my mom was in  the back of an ambulance and feeling as though she would vomit.   The ambulance driver instructed her to take long slow breaths to help control her nausea.

 

Probably, the next time I heard ” just slow down and take big deep breathes”,  was  in reference to a person feeling very anxious, and they were instructed to take deep breathes to calm down.   Makes sense you can get more oxygen to your brain if you actually breathe – thereby being able to think better.   During times of stress when people hold their breathe they can actually become ‘light headed’ because they aren’t getting oxygen to their brain.

 

I do in-school mentoring with a young lad who has trouble controlling himself in class and he was showing me the other day how I should breathe.   I had been showing him some brain gym techniques, similar, to the ones we learn in our class and it made me think again, we just got to stop and breathe.  I have to stop and practice what I preach!

 

You want to breathe in your nose and out your mouth. And, make sure to breathe from your stomach because abdominal breathing for 20 to 30 minutes each day will reduce anxiety and reduce stress. Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness. Breathing techniques help you feel connected to your body—it brings your awareness away from the worries in your head and quiets your mind.

 

So, stop and breathe, sit by a lake and quiet your mind; your body will thank you for it! You will improve your mental and physical health.   Being more relaxed will help you in so many ways. As Mark J., our course leader always says, “Peace by your journey” But think about it – you gotta stop and breathe along the way!

 

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Davene - February 6, 2016

Amazing and super valuable advice love this Connie

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    Connie McCracken - February 6, 2016

    Wow Davene thanks – I wasn’t sure how good of blog it was – but I do think it is good advice. Thank you so much for your kind words!!! Appreciate them!

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Sherry Bumgardner - February 6, 2016

So so true Connie! There are times when I become aware that I’m holding my breath! wonder what that’s really all about?

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    Connie McCracken - February 6, 2016

    Thanks Sherry – yes I know I do it all the time, but getting better. I tried commenting on your great blog – I think we sure had a similar week and I also had to take my health into my hands – and now I try to help others so got to keep on improving. Thanks for sharing. hugs Connie

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Dan The Man - February 3, 2016

Well what can I say Connie!
JustThink About It!
Our Momma knows best an we should always listen to our mommamccracken!

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