Breathing In I Feel Calm, Breathing Out I Relax

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In previous posts we practiced Following Our Breathing By Counting Breaths and Following Your Breathing By Measuring Breaths and a Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation. Now we’re going to learn a great mindful breathing practice to help you calm yourself and relax.

Breathing In I Feel Calm, Breathing Out I Relax: Following your breath by silently repeating to yourself the phrase:

Breathing in I feel calm,
Breathing out I relax.

You can also shorten the phrases to:

In, Calm
Out, Relax

Or you can just silently say one word on each breath, such as:

Calm
Relax

or simply:

In
Out

Now start the video below to try this mindfulness practice.

 
 

You can learn more about why Mindfulness and the Breath is so important, and you’ll find this practice and more mindfulness meditations on my collection of 36 Guided Mindfulness Meditations.

Guelph Therapist Greg Dorter

I’m a Guelph therapist specializing in helping people overcome stress, anxiety, and depression. For more information about how you could benefit from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, visit my Online MBCT Course webpage. To make an appointment for counselling or therapy in Guelph, please call me at 226-500-4086 or email greg@guelphtherapist.ca.
 

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