You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

21 Ways To Be A Happier Person Every Day Of Your Life

Rodale's Organic Life Logo By ROL Staff of Rodale's Organic Life | Slide 1 of 21: <p><strong>Breathing as a relaxation technique is an ancient practice and can be used at any time to increase your vitality and happiness. </strong><br><br>Head outside to a garden terrace, porch, park, or wild area. Sit directly on the ground or lean against a tree with your bare feet planted firmly on the Earth. Take even breaths, in and out. Enjoy your breath and be aware of the pleasure of being in Nature. As you breathe, consider how you share the same air with the weather, the coolness or warmth, the breeze, and the sun. Which scents does the air carry? Can you smell the current season? Can you feel the season with your cheeks? Can you hear the season? As you breathe, bring an awareness of the garden into your body. Slow breathing is one of the <a href="http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/wellbeing/10-quick-and-easy-ways-to-de-stress-in-under-a-minute"><strong>10 quick and easy ways to de-stress in under a minute</strong></a>. Slow down your thoughts, inhale with a mindful focus, and feel the union of your body with the natural world.</p>

Breathe

Breathing as a relaxation technique is an ancient practice and can be used at any time to increase your vitality and happiness.

Head outside to a garden terrace, porch, park, or wild area. Sit directly on the ground or lean against a tree with your bare feet planted firmly on the Earth. Take even breaths, in and out. Enjoy your breath and be aware of the pleasure of being in Nature. As you breathe, consider how you share the same air with the weather, the coolness or warmth, the breeze, and the sun. Which scents does the air carry? Can you smell the current season? Can you feel the season with your cheeks? Can you hear the season? As you breathe, bring an awareness of the garden into your body. Slow breathing is one of the 10 quick and easy ways to de-stress in under a minute. Slow down your thoughts, inhale with a mindful focus, and feel the union of your body with the natural world.

© Photograph by racorn/shutterstock

More From Rodale's Organic Life

Rodale's Organic Life
Rodale's Organic Life
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon