March Mindfulness is our new series exploring the explosive growth of mindfulness and meditation technology – all the way to Mashade's groundbreaking meditation competition. Because March should not be all madness.
When you're stressed out – thinking about your next career move, the embarrassing thing you said a few weeks ago, or something else that narrows your chest – it's helpful to bring yourself into that Present back by taking a few deep, even breaths.
Of course this is not always easy, but there are many fascinating GIFs that can help you to visualize your path to mindfulness. These 1
. 1 Marble run in the sky
Inhale when the blue ball falls into the hot air balloon and exhales as it rolls off, hovering in the white cloud floating through the sky.
2. Expanding hexagon
Breathe in as you see three white lines inflate in a green hexagon, vent and then repeat.
3. Marble on Fire
Whether you have your birthday or not, this festive GIF works as an effective breathing exercise.
4. Growing Doodles
Imagine, this black circle represents your worries and becomes a tiny spot.
5th rainbow circle
Ooh. Ahh Breathe in and out while admiring all the colors of this watercolor painting.
6. Unconventional watch
Breathe in at blue watch and exhale at green watch.
7. Beating Heart
Adjust your breath to this ever-changing heart.
8. Surprise Octagon
Watch as this octagon folds neatly into a black line.
9. Circle Within a Circle
No matter what happens in your head or in your immediate area, focus on the blue circle for two to five minutes.
10. Moving ball
Let this geometric shape remind you of your breathing.