Breathing is such a fundamental function for us that we are hardly conscious of it most of the time. Whenever we feel any stress, it helps to go back to that fundamental function, this time consciously.
When you are feeling overwhelmed, pause for a second and take 10 deep breaths. This will help you calm your mind, and think rationally.
When we take in a deep breath, our lungs fill up, and our posture corrects. This simple task has unbelievable effects on our psyche, and can give us confidence where before there was none.
Make conscious breathing a part of your daily life and you can reduce your stress levels immensely.
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
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