It’s called body breathing. You may not have heard of it, but it’s an ancient Buddhist technique that you can practise for a few minutes to maintain your mental stillness throughout the day. Body breathing is a deceptively simple meditation practice that offers you calmness and a centered feeling.
Here is how you can do body breathing:
Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Breathe in, out and let go
While you are doing this, focus mentally on a commentary such as:
Every time you find you mind wandering off, bring it back. Be tolerant and forgiving of yourself – it’s hard to still your mind. Bring you mind back each time to watching your body breathing.
To learn more about skills and strategies to manage your relaxation see Slowing the pace: Losing the hurry habit.