Generally, if it’s shallow, you’re not as in your body as you could be. There’s room for relaxation.
So how can you breathe easier and relax? This basic sequence works every time:
- Bring your awareness to your breath
There’s no right or wrong; all you need to is observe what’s there.
- Wait and watch
- Place your hand on your abdomen
Notice any sensations there. The weight of your hand. Some warmth perhaps. Or a sense of comfort…
Do you now feel your breath moving into your abdomen, beneath your hand? There; your breathing is no longer shallow. Notice the subtle difference in your awareness of yourself now that you’re more in your body. You’re now in a good position to begin meditating.
Question: What is your breath saying about you right now?