Instant Access To Inner Peace – The Art of Breathing.

by Solvita Bennett on May 20, 2011

How To Have Inner Peace Instantly – Discover the Art of Breathing.

"You have a choice. Live or die. Every Breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be."

Chuck Palahniuk

REMEMBER TO BREATHE OUT! :)

…There is a way to access your inner peace instantly when you find yourself suddenly in a situation which makes you feel stressed, worried and overwhelmed. It is good to know that we have to think positive, however when your body is under pressure and tensed it is nearly impossible to access those 'positive' thoughts. As your breathing changes to shallow and blood doesn't receive enough oxygen, your brain is not working clearly. Your body creates a state of emergency, this state is good when you have real danger in life, as it gives you strength to fight and defend yourself. However in today's world we get this state too often and it just damages our health. In this short article, I'll show you the way to access your inner peace instantly with a simple method of breathing. It will help you in difficult situations and give you power, clear mind and calmness to deal with the situation. There are times, when something happens unexpected. You might have received a large bill, your relative dies, you have a crazy time with a long 'To Do List'.

…When we know how to take control over our emotions at this point, we are in control and have  the ability to think clearly. This knowing and skill saves our health and gives inner peace. You can learn to take control, and it is easy.

Too much stress is never good and the quickest way to eliminate it  from our lives is to switch our breathing. I don't know any other instant and better way to move from anxiety to peace rather than with the help of relaxed breathing.

You might be wondering what the art of breathing is and wonder why would you need to learn how to breath. You are breathing anyway so – what is the big deal? :)

…Well that’s true – you do! However this article will show you how to find the way to a relaxed way of breathing and put you in control of the situation and not the other way around…

When we are suddenly faced with stressful emotions, where there is no real danger – we can apply these 2 STEPS:

1. Identify the way you breathe. There are 2 ways of breathing and I'll give you the differences, so you can identify what way you are using.

2. Switch the Breathing. You will know how to switch your breathing and I'll give you easy instructions, so you can practise.

…How to identify the way of breathing?

There are 2 Ways of breathing:

1. Stressful Way of Breathing.

When you breathe in, your chest rises and when you breathe out, it falls. As you are breathing using your chest muscles, it is tiresome and they can't inflate the lungs as well as the diaphragm. And as your brain needs more oxygen in a stressful situation, to be able to think clearly, you start breathing much faster. This fast and shallow breathing actually is not helping you to get calm, it makes you more stressed and anxious. It seams that you are breathing in a way that there is not enough air available. At this same time your body produces poisonous chemicals, which accelerate aging, damages health and effects general well being.

2. Relaxed Way of Breathing.

When you breathe in your belly rises and when you breathe out – it falls. Long and deep breathing. You are using your diaphragm, which easily expands your lungs and you have enough oxygen, so you can think clearly and be calm. The rhythm of the breathing is steady. When you watch a baby sleep and you see the baby's belly rising up when it breathes in, down when it breathes out. That is the relaxed way of breathing. The air is sufficient and the state of body is relaxed. You know already what it is and do it naturally when you yawn or sigh.

…Now let’s see the practical and easy way to learn the relaxed breathing, which you can use in times of need. It may feel strange at first and you may even get a little impatient …Just do it anyway with a playful approach. Practice for 4 days doing ten breaths at a time. You might not get it perfect – it's OK. It's not rocket science and you will master it for sure, given practice. It is the best natural remedy for any stressful situation, and I don't want you to miss out :)

The Easy and Simple Breathing practice:

1. First we are going to focus on the out-breath as it will reset your diaphragm. Breathe in and when you breathe out do it for as long as you can. Breathe out as much air as you are able to making a sound of sigh as a big relief. If you are in a place where you can't make the sound, that's OK, just breathe out as much air as you can.

2. Now when you take in the next breath expand your belly, just think of your belly expanding, just imagine it and it will. You might want to lay down and put your hand on belly to feel it.

3. And when you breathe out imagine your belly completely relaxing. This is the way you breathe using your diaphragm muscles rather than the chest. Focus on the centre of you. When you breathe in this way, it is how you become centred, you might have heard this expression. The inner peace is within you deep down always, we lose connection to it by looking outside…

4. Repeat this exercise ten times….Just do it :)

… Do this exercise for 4 days you will see how quickly you will master it. The relief you can get is great and at the same time the art of breathing you now know will help you in a big way.

When you change the state of the body through switching the breathing from stressful to relaxed, you are able to access much calmer and better serving thoughts, and so gives you access to better decisions and now YOU have the power to be in control… With time you will be able to manage your emotions more easily as you practise the art of breathing. So you can have instant access to your inner peace when ever you want …

Please you are welcome to share your thoughts in the comment section below. I'd love to hear from you :)

  Solvita Bennett is sharing her wisdom with people from different backgrounds to find their Inner Peace and Happiness. With more than 20 years of study and practice of Personal Growth coupled with more than 10 years experience in professional teaching gives her the ability to share her ‘Secrets to Inner Peace’ in a Simple, Easy and Practical way.

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Donovan May 21, 2011

Nice post Solvita. Breathing from the diaphragm has been really useful for me as a speaker. It has helped me to find my true range of voice and I feel more powerful and dynamic when I share messages. Thanks for the tips!

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Solvita May 21, 2011

Thanks Donovan – it’s nice to see you here! Yes – breathing from the diaphragm puts you in a place of confidence and power, as it aligns you with your natural state of being …

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Carol Giambri May 23, 2011

We take breathing for granted. Thanks for great wisdom Solvita. My cousin has a breathing disease and surely she would love to have breathing be natural without devices.

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Solvita May 23, 2011

Thanks for stopping by Carol…I’m sure she would appreciate every minute she could do it, we have to acknowledge when faced with difficult situations that we are alive and we can breathe naturally, when we look from this perspective I think there would be less situations to worry about.

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Victoria May 23, 2011

These really do work – thanks for the reminder, because sometimes I do forget how important this is.

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Solvita May 24, 2011

Great Victoria! It’s a good reminder 😉

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Anastasiya Day May 26, 2011

Solvita, love this post! Thanks for sharing with us your Easy and Simple Breathing practice! Breathing is so natural that it is beneath our conscious notice. Yet how we breathe affects our health. Great post.

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Solvita Bennett May 26, 2011

Dear Anastasiya, Yes – we don’t even notice the change in our breathing in moments of stress and overwhelm… when we know what happens we are able to correct it, and regain the strength to deal with whatever circumstances we find ourselves in. Thanks for stopping by :)

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