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Each week a new theme. Each day 10 minutes to focus our mindset on what matters.
I'm Sarah Parker, Wolf, and you're listening to the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. Thanks for joining me.
The theme this week is “Exhale” and today is Serenity Sunday when we focus on rest and rejuvenation.
Hi everyone and thanks for joining me for another episode of the FOCUSED INTENTION PODCAST. Hopefully you've been able to join us for the rest of this week under our theme Exhale, but if you haven't, I encourage you to go back and check it out. Or you can look at our other themes that we've covered over the past few weeks and hopefully you'll find something there that resonates with you. But today is my favorite, Serenity Sunday. So let's get started.
So yes, on a Serenity Sunday we are here to just chill. But instead of thinking of this time of rest as a time that we're being lazy or just standing still, let's think of it as a special kind of chill. This time is what allows us to power up.
I always think of my son when I say “power up.” As a middle schooler, this kid...he loves his video games and something is always powering up or regaining health points. You know he has “90 health” or he has “50 health.” Too bad we don't have that recording right on us, right? So we could keep track of where we are...for us taking that power up time on the weekend or whenever your day off is. Or you know, gaining those health points or whatever my son calls them... is just what our bodies need to do. All those other things during the week that we need to do with energy and enthusiasm.
So let's take a few moments now to breathe. Just close your eyes. If you're somewhere that you can do that and let's take two good deep breaths. A deep breath in through your nose which is very good for us, obviously. Hold it there for a second. But the most important part of that motion is the exhale.
Release those toxins all that carbon dioxide and along with it goes your frustration and your anxiety and your fear. Let's take another one, and this time. Let's activate that Lions breath from earlier in the week remember you take a deep breath in and then let it all go, stick your tongue out and really exhale. Now, let’s just breathe normally focusing on the in and the out, the up and the down, the cycle of our lives and remember that sweet trick that on each exhale visualize any stress or tension just leaving your body right along with that outbreath. Luxuriate in that calm. Luxuriate in the calm that simple breaths can bring.
So, let’s add in today’s intention: To rejuvenate, I exhale.
To rejuvenate, I exhale. Just in and out and in and out. Nothin’ to it. Now add in the visualization – breathing in the clear, nice, clean air and exhaling all that no longer serves us. And as we do that, we think to ourselves...
To rejuvenate, I exhale. (repeated over relaxing music)
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