Ah, it’s Friday! You can sigh a big breath of relief. The weather in Connecticut is supposed to be great. Try to find some time to get outside and enjoy the warm air. Maybe you like to walk. Maybe you find pleasure in working in your garden. Maybe you can take your child or grandchild out and fly a kite. (I recall kite-flying to actually be a rather challenging task.) Maybe you and your sweetie can go for a picnic.

Whatever you choose to do make sure you enjoy the moment–who you’re with and what you’re doing. And, if you get the inclination, try to focus on your breath in daily life. Can you breathe laterally or use a belly breath while you’re walking? How long does it take before you forget to notice your own breath. In my experience it’s not long. My mind can wander quite quickly.

Focusing on breathing during life, not just during bouts of exercises, will help breathing properly become more natural. Like anything you want to do well, it takes a little practice. It seems odd that we’d need to practice breathing–a skill we need to survive–but it turns out, we do.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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