Exercise in mindfulness

The image shows the word ‘Exhale’ illuminated as a sign, embedded in a carved structure.

breathe in (count to three)
breathe out (count to five)
close your eyes
repeat

imagine yourself
on an empty beach
tide coming in
tide going out

breathe in (count to three)
breathe out (count to five)

take yourself
to that place far away
empty your cares
on the sand

watch as the tide
washes over the beach
breathe in, and again
now exhale

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Image credit: Matt Barringer @ Unsplash
The image shows the word ‘Exhale’ illuminated as a sign, embedded in a carved structure.

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #130 photo prompt

71 thoughts on “Exercise in mindfulness

  1. Some days we need to remember to breath.
    I once had a whole book deticated to different breathing techniques. But it was too complicated for me.
    With some you have to exhale out of an open mouth. I prefer nose breathing 😉

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      • I remember blowing bubbles in my milk as a child… … but not now – but then my MIL (she should rest) ended up with a portable breathing tank. She needed that though due to a surgery.

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          • There are many ways to encourage folks to be healthy. Some seem more strange than others.
            Sometimes harnessing our inner child can be good. But maybe in a private setting 😉

            Getting older folks to do anything can be a challenge. When I was caring for my MIL she wanted things her way and when she wanted them. Doesn’t quite work that way.

            Though I think I read somewhere that in a particular Asian country that if you are over 100 you can cross the street anywhere you want!

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