How To Breathe-A Book By Ashley Neese

“Gratitude has been steadily gaining popularity in the psychology and wellness fields for years. With leaders like Oprah, Brene Brown, and Elizabeth Gilbert singing its praises, it’s no wonder this powerful and magical practice has officially become mainstream.”

Ah, gratitude. To me it’s so much more than just being thankful for something. Each day we wake from our sleep we are given a clean slate, a chance to do better in the world than we did the day before. For me, that is a special gift right there. Choosing to be grateful in a world where hate & negativity are so abundant is a choice that requires discipline. I’m grateful for everyday I have on this earth. When things get tough….oh and trust me they do, I have found that the Gratitude Breath is so helpful to get me out of that negative mindset that may be trying to creep up inside of me. The practice suggest to lay down while doing this, however I have found myself simply cradling my head in my hands when I am unable to lay down and even then I am able to find peace again. take time to find something you’re grateful for, today and everyday. ~Lisa Bartels, Administrative Assistant, PRS, WRAP Level 1 Facilitator, A.S.I.S.T

Lying Down, Five Minutes

  • Find a comfortable position lying down.
  • Set your intention.
  • Breathe in and out through the nose for a minute to settle in.
  • When ready, take a long gentle breath through the nose.
  • On your exhale, say one thing out loud that you are grateful for.
  • Repeat this practice for several minutes until you have exhausted your list.
  • Rest for a minute.
  • Close your practice.
  • Journal.

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