Relaxation for Mom: Focus on Breathing

Feb 06, 2013

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"This guided meditation helps you focus on your breathing when you’re agitated, angry, or just out of sorts/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Even just five minutes can do wonders," says Kim Dwyer and Susan Reynolds, authors of Meditation for Moms/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images


Legs Up the Wall

1/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Sit up straight with your right hip against the wall/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images
2/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Bend knees and swivel so legs are up the wall/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images
3/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Put a soft pillow under your hips and a folded blanket behind your neck/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images
4/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Inhale deeply for four counts, letting your belly rise up/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images
5/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Exhale deeply for four counts, letting your belly sink to your spine/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images This slows your breath and begins to relax your body/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images
6/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images Repeat the mantra, “I am breathing in comfort and breathing out release/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images”
7/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images When your breath is smooth and even, relax there for as long as you can/content/dam/parents/migrated-assets/articles/body-text-images

 

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