Don’t Waste Another Second – Do It Right Now

By on September 3, 2013

Fotolia_16713777_XSIf ever you feel the pressures of work and life are coming at you so fast that you can barely breathe, try this quick one-minute exercise to help realign your mind and body.

Voice coaches commonly teach this exercise. Practicing it daily will help you to stay centered and connected to the authentic qualities in your voice whenever you’re required to make formal presentations. Take a moment now to practice it and see how it can work for you:

  1. Stand straight with both feet about a shoulder’s width apart. Your knees should be bent slightly, with arms gently relaxed by your sides
  2. Exhale once, rapidly
  3. Inhale with a very wide yawn
  4. Hold the air in your lungs for about 5 seconds
  5. Then slowly breathe out through gently pursed lips. As you do this, focus on your feet starting to feel more and more ‘rooted’ to the ground.

Repeat this exercise a couple of times (breathing in via a wide yawn, holding the air in your lungs for 5 seconds, then slowly breathing out through gently pursed lips, whilst feeling your feet becoming more ”rooted to the ground).

Can you notice any difference after that?

Make this quick, simple practice a natural part of your everyday routine. Then you’ll have a health and wellness habit in place that will help you think clearly, prioritize and achieve the results you’re after with minimal effort.

Go on, give it a try and tell me how it’s going by posting a comment below.

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