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Just Breathe - The Power of Breath

Updated: Jan 14

  • I take slow deep breaths as I enter the Cancer unit, knowing the Zometa IV infusions will build and maintain my bones.

  • I take slow deep breaths as I receive two large needles of Faslodex, knowing it will shut down the estrogen receptors on my cancer cells.

  • I take slow deep breaths and look away as they draw for blood, knowing this informs my doctors the medications are working.

  • I take slow deep breaths while waiting for updates , knowing that this is a journey and not a sprint.

  • I take slow breaths as I leave the hospital, thankful for moving forward.

During times when life becomes stressful, I focus on my breath as a strategy to relax my mental and physical self. It serves as a reminder that as long as I can inhale and exhale in this very moment, I can be present and calm.

Direct your attention to your breath and cultivate an awareness of its presence. Observe each breath as it glides down the back of your throat, and take note of the contraction of your muscles that supports the exhalation of air. As long as you can breathe air from your lungs, your bodily systems will relax and prepare for the next inhalation. By focusing on your breath, slowing and smoothing its rhythm, you activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which controls your ability to relax.

Through deliberate regulation of our breath, this system sends a message to our physical selves that all is well rather than our brain telling us to be stressed. So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, Just Breathe.

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I am breathing right there with you my dear snd oh so positive cousin. I wish you so much success and pray that all your hard work pays off. Love you today and every day.😘😘😘🦋🙏

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💕 Big love back. 💕

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