Ready to create a life you love? Start by setting an intention to drop into the heart-centered to create loving awareness through gratitude practice, breathwork meditation.

Being grateful, when we drop into the heart center, we create a sense of appreciation. Dropping into the heart center and getting into a place of gratitude, love, compassion, and kindness for others, a situation, an experience, or a thing, if you like, we begin to change our physiology.

We move from the sympathetic and over into the parasympathetic nervous system—moving into that calm, flow state.

When we have these times when things are just stressful or anxious, or we’re depressed or sad, the very best and quickest, easy way to drop into the heart center and get out of that sort of frenetic state is just to be grateful. To have gratitude for someone or something.

For me, I’m grateful for my golden retriever, Mila. She’s unconditional love, always pure love. She’s just an amazing being. She reminds me to have faith and that everything is going to be okay.

But any of us can get caught up in stress and anxiety; it’s part of human nature. So today is about dropping into the heart center. When we slow our breath and get into rhythmic breathing focused on the breath, we begin to create heart-mind coherence.

That’s between the heart and the pineal gland, and when that coherence begins to happen, and we slow down our breath, and we move into the parasympathetic nervous system.

And we create a sense of calm and peace in the body; the mind begins to release healing chemicals, such as serotonin and melatonin. So each of us can naturally create calm and harmony within the body when we just drop into gratitude practice.