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Breathing Exercise using a rectangle
Involves: Sitting down, breathing and looking at rectangle in your space
Time it takes: Approx 1 minute and 20 seconds
Audience: Busy colleagues who have little time or are not familiar with mindfulness exercises
Preparation: Practice reading the exercise once or twice through
What people say about this exercise: One said “I really liked it” and another said “[it was] a nice respite from the normal morning frenzy”
This practice is a breathing exercise that you can simply use throughout your busy day.
- When you are ready get into a comfortable seated position.
- Take three deep breaths. Breathing in and breathing out.
- Look around the room or the place that you’re in and find something that is the shape of a rectangle.
- Look at the rectangle for a moment. Then as you look at it, breathe in for the short part, pause, and breath out for the long part and pause
- Repeat this three times
- When you are ready take one closing deep breath and release.
If you find the time, you can do this at any time throughout the day.
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