How to Relieve Shallow Breathing

By |April 12th, 2024|anxiety, breathing, stress & stress relief|

How to Relieve Shallow Breathing Chronic stress, posture, and muscle tension can all play a role in developing shallow breathing. When we habitually take shallow breaths, our oxygen supply is limited. This can contribute to serious medical conditions including anxiety disorders, panic attacks, hyperventilation, shock, asthma, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, and a buildup of carbon [...]

Meditation Series

By |December 3rd, 2020|anxiety, breathing, meditation, self-healing, sleep, stress & stress relief|

Over the next few months I'll be offering a series of guided meditations for beginners on YouTube. Some of them are true somatic meditations—exploring breath sensations, internal bodily sensations, and noticing and releasing tension throughout the body. Others will explore ideas such as attention and awareness, energy, and love. Click the titles or the [...]

How to Make Meditation Part of Your Daily Life

By |November 16th, 2020|anxiety, breathing, meditation, self-healing|

How to Make Meditation Part of Your Daily Life Meditation may seem like the latest trend, but it's been around for thousands of years. Wall art in the Indus Valley, dating from approximately 5,000 to 3,500 BCE, depicts people sitting with crossed legs, hands resting on their knees, and eyes narrowed. Meditation techniques are [...]

12 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Meditation

By |November 5th, 2020|anxiety, breathing, meditation, neuroscience, self-healing, stress & stress relief|

12 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Meditation To say that it's been a stressful year would be an understatement. If you don't meditate, you may have considered starting as a way to calm your mind, stop worrying, and get better sleep. But starting a meditation practice can be daunting. How can you fit it into [...]

Breathing in Clinical Somatics exercises

By |June 30th, 2019|anxiety, breathing, Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, learn the basics, stress & stress relief|

Breathing in Clinical Somatics exercises Many students ask me how to breathe correctly when practicing Clinical Somatics exercises. Your breathing pattern is more important in some exercises than others, depending on whether or not the exercise includes extension (arching) or flexion (curling) of the spine. In this article I'll describe why diaphragmatic breathing is [...]

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