First, take five minutes in a quiet, private space. Put one hand on your belly and one hand on your heart. Notice how you feel. Is your mind calm or busy? Are you relaxed or tense? How does it feel to have your own hands resting on your body?

Now that you’ve asked yourself a few important questions, we’re ready to begin the exercise.

Inhale for a count of 7; hold your breath in for a count of 7; exhale for a count of 7; and hold the breath out for a count of 7.

Do this for five minutes, then check in with yourself. Is your mind calm or busy? Are you relaxed or tense? How does it feel to have your own hands on your body?

This is an example of the wide array of techniques and exercises that I can introduce to you.

You did this one on your own. Bravo!