Noticing the breathe.
How are you feeling, have you stopped and checked your breathing? Just in this moment?
By observing the breathe, you can influence how you feel. Breathe is the life energy, the vital source our body and mind depends on greatly. When we restrict our breathing we affect our energy levels. When were agitated and stressed we often accompany these with shallow breathing.
Deep breathing really forces us to fully expand our lungs, which in turn will slowly start to reduce our heart rate. So take a moment in your working day, at lunch or at home a get closer to your breathing. Do you push it? Is it deep or shallow? Rough or Smooth?
If you explore the breathe and cultivate some curiousty, you will be more in tune with where you are right now.
Setting this as your baseline, you can really explore the breathe and how energizing it feels. Perhaps even noticing the rise of the shoulders, stomach or chest. Maybe even noticing subtle relaxation on the out breathe.
Explore and enjoy.