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deep breathing

Release Tension For Healthier Breathing

Healthy breathing involves the harmonious interplay of the rib muscles, abdominal muscles, and diaphragm, as well as various muscles throughout the body. Unnecessary tension in the muscles of our shoulders, chest, belly, back, or pelvis—whether it is caused by negative emotions, physical or psychological stress, trauma, injury, or faulty posture—interferes with respiratory coordination.

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Making Time To Rest

relaxation and rest

We work very hard in our lives. Often we don’t get adequate sleep. And rarely do we make time to rest during our demanding day. Just as athletes know that they need recovery time after a strenuous workout, those with stressful lifestyles also need recovery for reducing physical, emotional, and psychological wear-and-tear. We now know that chronic high levels of stress can cause all sorts of…

Easy Ways To Reduce Your Stress

reduce your stress

Stress and anxiety are some of the worst illnesses afflicting our modern times. Not only do they reduce our happiness and ability to enjoy our lives, but they also contribute to many types of afflictions of the body as well as the mind. So it is of paramount importance that we are all familiar with ways to reduce our overall and momentary stress.

Breathing. Simple and easy, deep breathing…

Breathing Into Fall

Deep breathing reduces stress

Breathe with me for a moment. Place your hands on your stomach and feel it expand as you inhale. Then let it contract and deflate as you exhale. This cycle happens about 720 times per hour, more than 17,000 times a day, without us ever even thinking about it! The biological wonder of a breath is easy to take for granted and, yet it is the most basic miracle of life.

Let’s talk about how to…

The Breathing Cure

breathing for better sleep and pain relief

It’s long been considered one of the greatest tools for relaxation, but how you inhale and exhale matters even more than you might think.

The average person breathes in and out up to 23,040 times per day, but most of us do so inefficiently, taking short, shallow chest breaths while subconsciously contracting our abs, says Jane Pernotto Ehrman, a behavioral health specialist at the Cleveland…

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