This is entirely doable, though yes it sounds weird.
Just sit down (somewhere comfy - Eyelid Breathing doesn’t need to be unnecessarily painful), close your eyes (it works better that way) and breathe.
Breathe up. Up through the top of your head, through your eyelids. Allow yourself to lift, lighten, drift just the tiniest bit skyward from your chair.
It isn’t working you say?
I’ll bet it is.
You feel silly and kinda weird?
Hah! Proof that it’s happening. You my friend, are becoming an Eyelid Breather.
Keep at it. Before you realize what’s happened you’ll find yourself instinctively turning to Eyelid Breathing to counter all sorts of stressful situations.
Those days when nothing goes right.
When you wake up late, arrive at your destination wearing two different shoes (this has happened to me twice in my lifetime.
When your plans for a lovely camping or road trip go awry, the salad ingredients you’d counted upon for dinner have somehow turned into a wilted, suspicious looking mess at the bottom of the crisper, the laundry forgotten in the washer soured, the doctor appointment missed, or, after having rearranged your schedule and cleaned your house, you find only one person has showed up for book group that month: you.
On such occasions Eyelid Breathing can mean the difference between running screaming into the cold dark night, and dealing with it.
Calming yourself. Breathing in, lifting up, envisioning yourself rising above it all, and plunging your way right back in.
For this month of October I will show you the ins and outs of Breathing Through Your Eyelids.
(Be assured this isn’t something I came naturally to. I am not a calm by nature kinda person. The book Raising Your Spirited Child? I think it was probably written about me).
By nature I tend to get upset about things. I tend to raise my voice (ie: screech). My head whirls around a bit and dreadful things emerge from my mouth – polluting the air around me).
Seriously – if Eyelid Breathing can help me, it can help anyone.
So join me.
We’ll discuss Eyelid Breathing our way through such trials as dogs, basement cleaning, writing, exercise, teens, What’s for dinner, decorating, and more.
We’ll even make a valiant attempt to remember what color the tile used to be.
Actually that last one’s up first.
Oh - and there’ll also be recipes along the way.
Cause food can be quite helpful at times.