• Myriame Lyons

Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing is a tool (some may say a practice) that you can use in all kinds of situations. It can be practiced right before a presentation, incorporated into your bedtime routine, or used in times of excitement to calm you down.

Before going any further let's first understand what being mindful is really about.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is often misunderstood as a relaxation tool. While it does have a relaxation effect, its main goal is to get you to be fully present.

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be aware of where you are and what you’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.¹

Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful.¹