Breath is life. Taking a deep breath expands your chest, stretches your shoulder muscles, and lengthens your spine. Getting more oxygen into your blood increases flow and sends a boost of energy through your body. Noticing your breath helps you bring consciousness to something you do automatically all day… and that takes your mind to a different place than whatever it was you were doing. This intentional break in your thinking opens you up to new ideas and helps you recognize patterns that you didn’t see before. So simple, yet so powerful. Practice taking several deep breaths in a row, starting in through your nose and following the new breath all the way down to your belly. Then release it smoothly out through your mouth. Imagine blowing a dandelion and seeing the seeds stream away from you. Now return to whatever else you were doing and enjoy the lift in your energy.