Now of course this is an extreme situation of how being short on breath begets less breath, how tension and anxiety further progress tension and anxiety. But as I watched William I realized how most of us do this to ourselves all day long. In fact, we can get so used to feeling restricted, we don’t even realize how tight we are until it’s too late. At first, we begin by bracing ourselves just a little, waiting for something to throw us off balance, eady to defend or protect ourselves. And like a snowball effect, we respond progressively by getting tighter and tighter, minimizing our breath moment after moment.
The physiological effects of Abdominal Breathing (belly breathing) is a gift we’ve been given, but too many of us have become accustomed to Thoracic Breathing (chest breathing) and end up living in a state of fight or flight. Watch this video below for your how to guide for abdominal breathing, but first, let me explain….
Inhale. Exhale. Hey stressballs! It’s easy to get wrapped up in everyone’s asana, but what’s really the link to stress relief and relaxation? Why, something so mundane every human being does it without even thinking: breathing! NPR has a story on just how important ‘being good’ at breathing is to your overall health and happiness. [...]
There’s no way of knowing when a tragedy may strike, but knowing what to do in the event of an emergency by conditioning your brain beforehand will give you a much higher chance of survival. Referred to as your “disaster personality,” by Amanda Ripley in her latest article “How to Survive A Disaster” in this [...]