Dr. Dozie has suggested that focusing on the out-breath can help to develop greater mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion. He suggests that by becoming more aware of the breath, one can train their mind to be more mindful and compassionate. This can be done through a few different techniques.
One technique is to practice mindful breathing. This involves focusing on the breath as it moves in and out of the body. It is important to notice any sensations or feelings that arise without judging them. By simply observing our breath with non-judgmental awareness, we are able to create a calming effect in our minds and bodies. This also helps us to become aware of our thoughts and emotions so that we can respond in a more compassionate way – both towards ourselves and others.