Breath for Pain

Breath is literally your life source, don’t underestimate the power of focusing on your breath. When you can control your breath, you can control your thoughts. When you can control your thoughts, you can be thoughtful about your actions. Think about how powerful that is!

When you have pain, breath into the pain and determine exactly where it is located in your body. If it is your back for example, breath into that space on your back.

Consider the space that you identify as pain as a grid. Can you isolate where the pain is coming from in the grid, which square exactly? If you can, zoom into that square with your breath and consider that smaller space you identified as pain as a new grid. Repeat.

After a few zoom ins, you may not be able to locate the pain. Our body uses pain to get our attention, but like a child, it doesn’t always have something to say. It just wanted our attention.

If after several zoom ins you are still in pain, you have checked in and determined more precisely where it is emanating from. This detail may give you or your doctor better information for treatment.

Work with this tool if it resonates with you. Like anything, it doesn’t work 100% of the time, but I am always grateful when it does. Good luck!