One of the lessons I have learned in life is how to breathe in those anxious and painful times we all experience sooner or later.
This is what I have learned:
Sit quietly in a comfortable position
Place tongue behind top teeth and breathe in slowly through the nose to the count of seven.
Place tongue behind bottom teeth and breathe out slowly through pursed lips to the count of eight.
Repeat eight times.
I usually do this two or three times in one sitting, a few times a day, and at bed time.
What’s in a breath? Life.
What’s in a breathing exercise? A more relaxed life.
Sunrise or sunset…however you see it, enjoy it.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day. Genesis 1:31
Whether the weather brings sunshine or rain, relax and enjoy…it’s the weekend again!
It’s the weekend again…time to relax, enjoy, and be happy…as much as it is in your capacity to do so.
Two birthday parties beckon me this weekend…one for an eight-year-old great-granddaughter, and the other for a one-year-old great-grandson. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s just busy enough to keep you happy and relaxing enough to give you rest. Happy
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
It’s Sunday…take time to RSVP this invitation of Jesus. Take time to stop, to unwind, to languish in the luxury of complete rest and relaxation and renewal.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10)
Yes, be still; it’s Sunday…a day of rest.