Recently, I’ve been quite obsessed with the song Hanuman Baba by Krishna Das and that’s why I really wanted to share it with you! I know it may seem like a very random song for me to share, so let me explain…
I’ve been pressing play on this song in the mornings or when I start to feel stressed to help calm and ground me. With everything that is going on, I have found taking deep breaths daily has been the best thing for reducing my stress, anxiety, and feelings of overwhelm.
Our mind and breath are more connected than we realize. If you think about it, when our mind feels stressed, our breath becomes short and choppy, right? And when our mind feels relaxed, our breath becomes slow and smooth. So if our mind and breath are connected, why not calm our breath in order to calm our mind?
Here’s the breathing practice I have been enjoying:
I lay on the floor, play this song, and take deep breaths for the entire length of the song.
To take it a step further, you can make your inhales and exhales equal. As you breathe in, count to four or five and repeat on the exhale. Also, try to see how steady and smooth you can make each breath.
Give it a try! I hope it calms you and grounds you as much as it does me!