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Little Legacy #9 30 seconds to calm

My Mum’s magical sleep solution was popular a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I would share another relaxation technique she taught me.  My mum was always sharing ideas like this, she gave them out freely like little gifts, to those she met who seemed in need.  She left them on post it notes when I was revising, popped them in letters when I left home.  Our best man got through his speech on a relaxation technique my mum taught him.

When mum offered to teach me this one, I resisted at first, the kids were driving me crazy, the last thing I wanted to do was to stop and listen.  Then she told me it only took 30 seconds.

You really owe it to yourself to take 30 seconds to learn this.  Let the numbers guide you to slightly bigger breaths each time.  I find concentrating on the sequence wipes the mind of worries.  There’s something very satisfying in the maths.  And if it doesn’t quite work the first time, well what’s another 30 seconds out of life?

Breathe in 1 Breathe out 2
Breathe in 3,4 Breathe out 5,6
Breathe in 7,8,9 Breathe out 10,11,12
Breathe in 13,14,15,16 Breathe out 17,18,19,20
Breathe in 21,22,23,24,25 Breathe out 26,27,28,29,30

Tip – if like me, you are numerically challenged, use your fingers to tap out the rising number of counts in each breath.

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