When stressed, worried or anxious, our heart and breath rhythms are moving out of sync, continuing to give the brain messages that all is not well. If we can pause as soon as we notice we're experiencing this, we can use our attention and our breath to create coherence. With practice, we can do this quickly, reducing the time we spend in suffering and wasted energy. Here is a simple technique, called Quick Coherence Technique, that can help to create that coherence relatively quickly. The more often you practice, the easier it will be to create coherence and calm in a jiffy, even when starting from states of high anger or anxiety.
1) Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your
heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.
Breathe in for a count of 5, breath out for a count of 5.
2) Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care
for something or someone in your life as you continue to breath in and out of the heart area.
You might try to re-experience the feeling you have for a pet, a special place, someone you love,
or focus on the feeling of calm or ease. Continue this for the length of the song, or restart
the song for a longer session.
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.