this website has a great section on the importance of breathing correctly, the various different benefits it has, and also a series of techniques to use. even just while reading it, i can feel myself starting to breathe more deeply and slowly.
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i started meditating properly and going to meditation classes about 2 years ago. i was so completely blown away by the first class and the way i felt afterwards that i knew this was something i had to keep doing! for at least a day afterwards i felt really at peace with the world and with other people. at the moment i’m usually doing this when i get back from work in the evenings, but what i’m really trying to do is practice in the early morning just before i go to work. i find it’s a lot stronger at this time and the peaceful feeling stays with me all day. so this is what i want to start doing daily!