Mental Health Week: Breathe

SHINE staff Jen Klassen is focusing on today’s tip which is “breathe”.

“Quite a few years back I discovered mindfulness and the practice of tuning into my breath. Everyday I try take time out to find a quiet spot, close my eyes, and slowly breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth. I like to incorporate guided meditations, my singing bowl, positive affirmations, and visualizing techniques with my breath to get me back to the present moment. There are so many fun and unique ways even for kids to practice deep breathing. Even if I am really pressed for time I try and practice a couple few deep breaths and really notice the flow of the air through my body. Over the years I have noticed positive results of this practice such as positive mood shifts, mindset changes, heart rate slowing down, greater focus, and I am able to respond not react to my difficult feelings.”

How do you practice your deep breathing?

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