This short breathing exercise may be helpful to you. Tension increases pain, we’ll try to focus for a moment or two on one area of pain so we’ll be aware of the pain. Try to breathe into the area of pain by becoming aware of the sensation and imagining that your breathing is going into and out of the area of your pain. The idea is that the breathing will naturally release the tension and decrease the pain.
Meditation-To help with pain, short meditation
1. Sit down or lie down in a comfortable position.
2. Close your eyes, breathe your nose and your mouth.
3. Make your breathing conscious and focus on it.
4. With every breath, be kind to yourself, feel thankful for the good things in your life.
5. The pain will grab your attention every now and then, try to accept that it’s hard to get to grips with this kind of meditation, try to tell you pain, pain, pain, keep bringing your attention back to your breathing and focusing on it as much as you can.
6. Continue and focus for a few more moments on the area where your breath is most prevalent.
7. Finally, if you feel uncomfortable or reluctant to try this, bring your attention to where the pain is. The secret is to keep trying to breathe in with every breath into the epicenter of the pain going in and out. Practice this again and again, keep breathing in the center of the pain.
No one wants pain, but for a few moments, try to accept the pain, accept the way you feel emotionally and physically now, whether it’s positive or negative, let your mind and body be one. Note how your body feels and the relaxation of your muscles during and after breathing. Breathing will help calm your mind, stay for a few moments longer with this method of relaxation. You now know that at any time you feel like it, you can return to this state of relaxation.