One of my first posts on this blog was about breathing. It is such a basic thing, but it is easy to get into the habit of not breathing fully. I know that when I get stressed out, I have to remind myself to slow down and breathe. It's amazing how much a few deep, full breaths can calm you down. I have been on the verge of being stressed out lately, as many major things are converging in my life at the moment, so I think it's no coincidence that I happened to come across two blog posts on breathing. I'd like to share them with you.
David Thomas at Glittering Stew Muse poetically describes the process of getting in touch with his breathing, providing a yogic breathing-type exercise in his post The Cycle of Breathing. And Cindy Hebbard's Wisdom of Healing article, Seven Steps to a Worry Free Day reminds us of things we can do every day to keep things in perspective, and stay calm. The first step is to breathe.