Three Deep Breaths
Sean J Stevens
Meditation Coach & Spiritual Ally
Taking three deep breaths is all it takes to move from the sympathetic nervous system, back into the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is the system of the brain that activates when we are in a fight, flight, or freeze response. It activates when are in real, or perceived danger. While it is extremely helpful - and even life-saving - when we are in real danger, it can inhibit us from being able to think clearly or creatively when the danger is over, or just perceived. This meditation can teach us the tools we need to restore a state of calm when our sympathetic nervous system is activated unnecessarily.
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