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Living with Intent: Just Breathe

“Miss me with that bullsh-t. This ain’t what you want, this ain’t what you want” – Kendrick Lamar

People know how to get under our skin. Irritation is as natural as coconut oil — it affects us all. Escaping it is nearly impossible. Even if you moved to a desert island, mosquitoes would be there to get under you skin, literally. Dealing with stress, anxiety and annoying people isn’t always easy but it is possible. When folks get you to a point where you can’t decide if slapping them is worth losing your job, just breathe.

Deep breathing is used in techniques related to alleviating anxiety, stress, depression, even insomnia. The science behind deep breathing is that we take about 16 breaths per minute. When during deep breathing techniques, the breath is slowed down to about 6 to 8 breaths per minute and releases a calming sensation. Essentially, the mind sends signals to the rest of the body urging it to save energy and calm down. This also keeps us from hyperventilating and reminds us when we get close to that point, its time to breathe.

The vibe behind deep breathing: Ever notice that in a stressful situation people always remind you to “take a deep breath”? And it seems like bullshit to get you to calm down? Well… it most certainly is. Not bullshit, but definitely to get you to calm down. And more often than not, it works. Such is true also during orgasm, we often hold our breath. But in order to reach our full sensation, we have to keep the oxygen flowing and breathe (but that’s a different story for a different day).

Breathing exercises are plentiful. Each contributes in its own way.

Here’s one that works well for us:

-Lie down flat on your back, floor or bed

-Place your hands on your belly

-Close your eyes. During the inhale/exhale process, visualize positive/negative vibes being transferred to and from your body

-Inhale deeply and slowly through your nose, filling your lungs as completely as you can

-Exhale slowly through your mouth, emptying as much air from your lungs as you can stand

-Repeat 5-8 times. Also repeat anytime you feel stress and/or are dealing with pea-sized brain people and need a release from that moment

 

**Disclaimer: The Sibs do not condone slapping people, but you all are adults and capable of making your own decisions. In the event you do slap someone, forward the video for our viewing and giggling pleasure. Just kidding. 🙂

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