How to Breathe Intentionally

Updated: Aug 28

You may be wondering why I decided to write about this topic, and what it to wrote about it. After all, breathing is the simplest most thing in our life that comes automatically to you. It is both effortless and vital. Though it is automatic, I can tell you that there are layers to it, even though we often do not see them. Still, when it is an automatic, effortless process, how can we breathe intentionally?

Intentional Breathing

A simple process of inhale and exhale is called breathing. But what do we inhale or exhale? We inhale and exhale air, we inhale and exhale energy, and we inhale and exhale intentions. I am not set out to train you how to breath, for we all know how to breath. I also not going to explain about what we breath or what happens when we breath (that I will cover in other post). Instead, I am here to put forward the introduction, process, and benefits of the intentional breathing.

So what is intentional breathing? Simply put, intentional breathing is a process of paying attention to each step of breathing, no matter how effortless it is. It is a process of being aware of our breathing such as, nature of breathing, pace of breathing. We will start small and we will start with the simple steps.

For easy understanding, I have broken the topic into 3 sections:

  1. Prepare for intentional breathing

  2. How to do intentional breathing

  3. What to expect