Find Calmness in the Chaos with the Breathing in Thirds Technique
Life can be a whirlwind, and our minds often get tangled up in a web of overthinking and stress. But fear not, for I have a soothing breathing technique that can help you find clarity and peace amidst the chaos – the Breathing in Thirds technique. So, the next time your mind feels like a bustling marketplace of thoughts, give yourself the gift of this calming practice.
Let me guide you through the simple steps of the Breathing in Thirds technique:
Step 1: Inhale into your lower abdomen. Begin by taking a slow, deep breath in, directing a third of your breath into your lower abdomen or belly. As you do this, imagine drawing in calmness and serenity with every inhalation. Let your abdomen expand like a gentle balloon, filling with tranquility.
Step 2: Pause and feel the expansion pause for a moment, embracing the fullness in your lower abdomen. Feel the sense of grounding and stability that comes with each breath. This brief pause allows you to be present and fully engaged in the present moment.
Step 3: Breathe into your upper abdomen now, take a second sip of air, directing another third of your breath into your upper abdomen. Feel your rib cage expand further as you welcome a deeper sense of peace and relaxation.
Step 4: Pause and embrace the fullness pause again, cherishing the spaciousness in your upper abdomen. Allow yourself to fully experience the tranquility that comes with this intentional breath.
Step 5: Fill up your chest with a sense of ease, take a final sip of air to fill up the rest of your chest. Feel your whole being nourished and supported by this final deep breath.
Step 6: Release with a gradual exhale finally, let go of all the tension and overthinking with a big, slow exhale. Release any worries or stresses with each breath out, allowing yourself to surrender to the moment.
The beauty of the breathing in thirds technique lies in its simplicity and its ability to anchor us to the present. By bringing our awareness to the breath, we can find respite from the constant chatter of the mind. This technique can be your refuge during busy days or moments when the noise in your head becomes overwhelming.
So, the next time you need to quiet a busy mind, remember the power of your breath. Practice the Breathing in Thirds technique, and let it be your gentle guide to inner peace. Allow yourself to find stillness within the storm, and watch as the clarity and calmness you seek emerge effortlessly. Trust in the rhythm of your breath, and let it lead you to a place of serenity and clarity.
With love, ease and grace,