Today I finished my first week of running 20 pain free miles since my surgery in December. I had a good run this morning. Even though I was very slow, I still managed to run 7 miles. Earlier, I managed to swim 17 laps and have my eye on a total of 32. During a morning session, my client and I chose to only focus on breathing instead of the soft tissue work we usually do. We started with deep inhales and exhales for at least 20 minutes. I let me client choose when we would switch to breathing into the crown chakra. We do this by bringing in the energy from the universe into the top chakra by our inhaling and then swallowing saliva as the breath passes through each of the remaining chakras in the front until it reaches the groin. Then, with the exhale, the energy moves back up the spine passing each of the chakras until it reaches the crown chakra where we start all over again. I let my client determine how long we would do the first and then when to switch to the second breathing exercise. The last part of the second exercise was a challenge for me near the end. I found myself distracted and as a result, my breathing was not even. So, I have something more to mindfully work on. Consistency brings the opportunity for being mindfully engaged in whatever we chose to experience and practice.