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Chest to Belly Breathing

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Meditation
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Lauren Ziegler
IAYT Yoga Therapist & Mindfulness Coach
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56 reflections
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Shatha
Back to the ground
I stopped meditating for a couple of months, I didn't know how much I miss this feeling of calmness,
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Carolyn
Neutral
You don't have to always be happy you can just be neutral and that's ok
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Achol
How I felt
I learned that if you meditate your life will be easier to handle and it makes you feel calm and wellbeing. It released all my stress which made everything easy to handle.
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Tylor
How I felt
I felt a lot more relaxed after, and I honestly felt a little lighter and uplifted.
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Anna
Calm
I feel very calm And happy And have learned how to belly breathe
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Rachel
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It is sad things, but hé I'm still there. do not want to destroy.
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Pearl
Calm
Feeling calm and mindful . The meditation is working for me. Each day feels anew.
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Kassidy
Control the volume of ur breath
Lately I have been breathing really heavy due to the weather change an also I am very active so to just take a couple minutes out of my day to control my breathing is totally worth it.#Calm Cool an Collective 🤙🏽
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Karl
That's is about to be a breathe!
Just when I thought I'd mastered it all, I take another breath and exhale. Joyful and eager. I know there is more enlightening to come.
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Frank
Difficult
....it is difficult and sounds superficial and strange the first exercise around.....
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Lexi
Relaxing
I really needed this. For the 3 minutes i wasn’t doing anything, i wasn’t distracted. I focused on myself and my breathing. My headache went away for 3 minutes, and my body feels more relaxed now. Thank you
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Perla
Peaceful
I wasn’t distracted at all and I was really focused and listening to the words and breathing and being completely relaxed
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Veronique
3 minutes...
I learned that even 3 minutes can make a difference. It’s harder to say “I don’t have time” when all you need is 3 minutes...
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Steve
Chest to belly breathing.
I like the breathing meditations. This one relaxed and helped focus me.
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Sam
Reminders
I'm a choir teacher in my first year and this was a good reminder of how belly breathing feels! I also learned that deeper breathing can have an effect on your nervous system.
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Alok
First day
Feeling an ache in lower belly .. probably due to the expansion/contraction
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Dillon
Day 1
This first meditation really calmed me internally and my chest feels very light and relaxed now.
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Jordan
Hope
If you have a Dream the only thing you need is hope. No one can take your hope away. You are special, you will be successful, Just believe in you and have a little bit of Hope. ✌🏽❤️😂
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Jordan
Hope
If you have a Dream the only thing you need is hope. No one can take your hope away. You are special, you will be successful, Just believe in you and have a little bit of Hope. ✌🏽❤️😂
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Gagan
Starting 3 mins of meditation.
Feeling relaxed and calm a good start but 3 mins are too short for a daily guidance.
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Megan
11/8 first meditation
It was nice to be reminded of the breathing and how it can help you. Just focusing on the breathing kept my mind pretty clear
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Crystal
Deep breathing
I like this guide to deep breathing. Very calming and anxiety reducing
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Everett
It hspoened
I was distrusted and I have been overjoyed and yet all that remains is all there is
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Gillian
Breathing
It’s hard to control your breathing, it’s a strange sensation that involves more of my brain than I realized. I never noticed how strange it is before.
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Siddharth
Breath
I did not know the true joy of breathing until this meditation
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Siddharth
Breath
I did not know the true joy of breathing until this meditation
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Kellee
Take A Moment Monday 11-20-17
Is this anything like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time? LOL! This involves your your chest and belly but I’m not coordinated soI need to practice with this meditation. I really liked it and even though it was a meditation, it had me giggling because of my lack coordination on my part, sort of like dancing. I’ll come back. Have a good day, Everyone!
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April
Breathing
I learned that I breathe more through my belly than my lungs. This exercise showed me how to breathe from there too.
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Ashton
Control
Controlling your breathing gives you a sense of control. It gave me a sense of pure calmness that helped me stop my heart from beating so fast and allowed me to take control of my mind.
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Susan
Not there yet
This one was more difficult than I would have thought. Felt more frustrating than relaxing but did help wipe away some of the days stress. Want to try this more to get more in tune.
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Walter J
Body Twister
I found this one a little difficult! Thinking while listening and trying to follow instructions, right hand to left chest,... I felt like I was playing body twister while breathing backwards?! I use deep breathing & cleansing breaths during the day to gain focus, calmness and clear my lungs of old air. I focus on pulling my stomach toward my back slowly to squeeze out all the leftover air in my lungs. Then breathe in long and slow thru the nose. 2-3 breathes and I’m good to go!
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Kimberly
Breathing
Feeling the breathe move and centring my thoughts on it is very calming. Easier to feel it in the belly for sure.
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Dina
The pause
The first time I became aware of the natural pause we take between exhaling and inhaling was a profound moment for me. Sounds so ridiculous, but I felt: I neither want nor need anything at this minute- not even air. I just am.
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Tammy
Chest to belly breathing.
I learned that I can manipulate my breath by choosing to exhale through my belly first. This felt very strange and unnatural to me. This meditation kept my attention to the breathing all the way through. No random thinking.
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Desirae
Chest to belly
I learned that this is a practice i have been doing my entire life. This breathing exercise has always helped me calm myself, i really love that i now have a guided version to help deepen my breathing.
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Klair
Day 3
This meditation is what I needed! I woke up today with no motivation to get outta bed and my sleep wasn’t the best last night but after this mornings sessions I have found clarity within myself! Namaste🎍
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Rachel
Day 2
I can easily feel relaxed with just a 3 minute pause. Even though I found it not too difficult I did notice I was concentrating pretty hard to ensure I was doing it correctly
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Boipelo
Breathing
Breathing is very important and when focused on can change your whole body dynamic and peacefulness
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Ali
Practiced breathing
We mostly breathe in our chests, especially during times of stress. Bring breathe to the belly, for mindfulness.
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Quincy
Day 5 - 2018
I learned that focus is key. Doing daily meditations is an objective of mine, I focus ton making it a daily routine. If I focus on it enough, it’ll come naturally. I must apply this theory to all aspects of life.
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Lori
Morning meditation 3 min
Taking a min to stop and breathe and be aware of my surroundings
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Alona
Breathing Chest - Belly
I rarely breath using my belly, the breaths are much deeper & pleasant with doing so
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Susan
Whole breathing
Belly breathing takes practice which allows the bony time to calm and relax itself.
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Lisa
Tuesday
I am starting to enjoy this app. Am starting to be able to relax.
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Shana
Just breathe
I learned that I normally breathe through my chest and I need to slow it down and breathe through my belly. Control my breathing and this will help me be more calm.
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Marisa
Day 18
I learned that focusing on the way i breath really grounds me and provides me with lots of focus
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Michael
Chest/Belly
Breathing through the chest is done when under stress, take time to breath through the chest and stomach
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Peter
Mindfulness
I feel relaxed, almost drowsy. This type of breathing is relaxing
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Nancy
Chest to Belly
Breathing is so helpful. It’s amazing how it can take away the feelings of anxiety.
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Jacqui
It’s all in the belly
I really liked this one! I tend to hold a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders, and I tend to be a chest breather… So belly breathing is something I focus on often, and this meditation made it seem effortless and doable at any point during the day. I like how it broke it down into two parts, I like how it gave muscle identifiers, and I like how it mentioned you can “try this on anytime during the day “which reminded me that meditation is a practice and not something that needs to be scheduled
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magin
Focus
Breathing through both my chest and my stomach in one motion took a lot of concentration, but i felt more awake and able to concentrate when I was done
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Don
Breath
Controlling and understanding breath helps anxiety and calm. Practicing makes for more understanding
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Sarah
Day 2
Breathing has a deep effect on your thoughts and emotions. It allows you to focus but doesn’t really change my emotions entirely.
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Elisabeth
Tension
As I breathed I felt my shoulders dropping and my tension reducing.
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Susie
Chest to Belly Breathing
Directing my breath can be challenging yet rewarding. Now my other challenge is to remember to use these mindfulness tools throughout the day.🙏🏻
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Gabby
Feeling All Parts Of The Breath
I learned to sense that I can deepen my breath and still separate it into two equally important pieces. Focusing the breath into the belly and allowing the natural rise and fall of my chest brought a sense of ease and fullness to every inhale and exhale. This Reminds me I should be present for my breath and the benefits of this type of breathing throughout my day.