You’d think it would be easy enough, wouldn’t you? To breathe.
Well there’s breathing and there’s breathing and I don’t mean the smutty kind!
If you stop whatever it is you’re doing, right now, like a freeze frame and observe yourself, what do you feel? Is there tension in your fingers, shoulders, face?
Relax a mo. Drop those shoulders, loosen that grip, and un-tighten your face, particularly that jaw. Now breathe and take it deeper. A slow 7/11 is good – in for 7 / out for 11. Do you find yourself back in your body? Decelerate the counting some more and breathe down into your feet.