This episode explores the use of a concentration meditation called soft belly. With this meditation, you breathe in slowly and deeply through the nose and exhale through your mouth. As you exhale, allow your belly to soften and relax. Breathing in this way may be comfortable at first or you may find it to be unfamiliar. Practicing this meditation regularly will make breathing in this way feel more natural. This meditation can help you feel more relaxed and quiet down your thinking.
70-80% of people find benefits the first time, even when they are going through loss or major illness or traumatic event. Practicing for just 10 mins will help your body relax, slow your heart rate and many find an improvement with sleep, however, even just a few deep breaths in this manner can help calm your nervous system down.
The soft belly breathing meditation and the autogenic relaxation training provided in this podcast were adopted from the book The Transformation by James S. Gordon, MD. The content was re-worded by Jude Johnson.
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