Conscious breathing is the awareness that you are breathing – inhaling and exhaling with the least amount of effort and stress. You can lie down with your legs straight or bent knees, or sit comfortably with a tall spine. Focus on the inhale and exhale without concern of the how. Once you feel comfortable with conscious breathing – place a hand on your belly and a hand on your chest and feel how you are breathing by noticing as you inhale which hand moves first and then when you exhale, which hand moves first – belly or chest.
When you feel comfortable, notice if your hand on your belly moves away from the spine first when you inhale and then moves towards to the spine first when you exhale. Continue for as long as you feel comfortable – possibly a few minutes. Again, just breath and feel what is happening with your bodymind without expectations or judgement, this is being present in the moment – it is physical.
Enjoy the practice and I look forward to bodymind tweaking with you very soon.