Being able to breathe has always been something I have taken for granted. However lately I have become very aware of how shallow my breathing is. This past month was very emotionally charged on several levels. It brought lots of stress under which, I have noticed, I tend to hold my breath to the point of being uncomfortable. It is an unconscious move as I only become aware of it when the unease starts, at which point I start breathing again.
Thankfully, since the beginning of April I have been practicing yoga. I am also listening to my soft guided meditation, the one that puts me to sleep each and every night. Both exercises have made me acutely aware of my breathing and I am finding myself trying to correct it when I can.
It find it fascinating that at the very moment I needed to learn new ways to improve myself, the tools I needed where given to me.