Baseball as therapy from the daily grind or life’s challenges. As a pastime, baseball has mountains of statistics to ponder, miles of ‘what if’ scenarios and the warm glow of summer all year long.
The pause occurring between breaths is an important part of breathing. This is when the gases are exchanged. When this pause is rushed, you feel rushed and anxious. Continue to lie down on your back with your legs bent gently to take strain away from the lower back. Compare the length of your inhalation to your exhalation and the quality of the pause in between.
There are many factors that can influence to your ability to breathe properly. Environmental concerns such as excessive heat, high humidity, and pollution are obviously harmful for easy breathing. Smoking and breathing in second hand smoke severely compromises efficient breathing. Illness and emotions also strongly influence our breath.
Self discipline will not bring you back to a calm state. You will be much wiser to leave the environment of the conflict, and go for a walk or run or at least to no longer participate in the conflict. According to the work of Gottman and the University of Washington Love Lab, it will take at least two hours for your body and mind to be calm enough to continue to deal with the problem.
Tip #5 Find ways to relax. Do some deep breathing, breatheology coach, go for a walk, exercise, make love (well you’ll be relaxed afterwards), write, visualize the life you want, watch a movie you love, pick a word like “love” and focus on it, anything that puts you at ease. Remember the Source within you is relaxed not worried, hurried or affected by any outside circumstances and when you relax you experience that same calm & knowing.
If you think about it, the air hostesses fly day in, day out. It is their job, they fly more times a year than we would do in our whole lives. They are not worried!
A deep breath is grounding. Number Five: Learn to relax in bed as if it were a rewarding experience. Relax each part of your body as you focus on relaxing it. Start with the top of your head and work your mind down to the tip of your toes. Very often I would only get to my knees and I’d be asleep. Number Four: Try not to habituate yourself to loud noise when you are falling asleep. Avoid leaving the TV and/or radio on.
The northern states have the fall and winter seasons where all there is to baseball is the memories and the statistics. Last year, Washington State recorded some 90+ straight days of rain. Biologically, we need sunlight to create vitamin D. Baseball with its fullness of detail is almost a necessity for those deprived of sunlight and constant exposure to dreary weather.