by Kathy Smith
Sometimes, it’s easy to allow habits to control the day. There’s no doubt about it….Habits are powerful.
There’s a degree of internal discipline that’s needed in order to break out of the shell of habits in order to discover the wonderment and peace that surrounds you.
But that discipline can be as simple as a 3-breath practice.
So next time you’re feeling stuck or chaotic, there’s a simple but transformational practice that only takes 10 seconds, but will put you in-tune with the magic of the stillness of the present moment.
Here’s what to do…
1. Close your eyes, and relax your mind.
2. Let go of the chaotic story you’re telling yourself
3. Pause, and take three breaths. Take enough time in-between each breath to reconnect with where you are.
The beauty of this practice is that it creates a sacred space in your mind where you find yourself.
You drop the struggle.
You find a calm energy.
Before you begin the day, and you’re still curled up in bed, look through the window and begin your morning with this 3-breath practice. Drop the anxiety of the day ahead, and lay there…being exactly where you are.
And, whenever you find yourself making a gap in your mind and feel the stress seeping in, try the 3-breath practice.
Let fear, stress, and anxiety be like blowing a bubble….in an instant, you can pop it, and make room for serenity.
Kathy Smith, New York Times bestselling author, has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for over 30 years. The numbers speak for themselves: Kathy has sold more than 20 million exercise DVDs - landing her in the Video Hall of Fame - and $500 million in Kathy Smith products. With her revolutionary approach to fitness, Smith has touched millions of people, inspiring them to move, live, and love.