April 5, 2010

{Deep Breathing}

Dear Bride-to-Be:
Give yourself the gift of relaxation during everyday moments. While looking at bridal magazines, wrapping presents, or writing thank-you notes: pay attention to your breathing. Slow down and begin inhaling and exhaling with a soft, deep, languid rhythm. Breathing guru Dennis Lewis reminds us: “Sense the natural pause after exhalation; let yourself rest there for a moment.” Pause more in whatever you are doing and notice the difference it makes . . . you’ll begin to feel more settled, more centered, more you.

To deepen the relaxation even more, play soothing music in the background or use headphones for more intimacy when you’re doing these kinds of solitary tasks. Then in addition to accomplishing stuff, it becomes a relaxing, meditative time to boot!

Slow down; take deep, easy breaths; relax and feel your heart-center; and enjoy this special time even more....

Love. Listen. Let go.
....with love from Cornelia

[Photograph: Julie Mikos]

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