Hello Wellness Seeker,
Happy Self-Care Sunday! What are your self-care plans for today? I love spending time with my favourite people in the world, my loved ones. I have an annual tradition with my younger brother that has been going strong for decades. It’s enjoying the yearly tennis championship. We always have such a great time. Check out my post on Instagram or Facebook. Do you have any traditions with loved ones?
Gratitude is one of the highest vibrating emotions that arise when we express appreciation. It’s important to pause, take a breath, and create some space for this wonderful emotion.
🙏🏽 Gratitude Practice 🙏🏽
One way I have been trying to slow down is ________, and it has allowed me to appreciate. . .
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The Breath & Health Connection
Effective breathing can not only provide us with a greater sense of mental clarity, it can also help us sleep better, digest food more efficiently, improve our body’s immune response, and reduce stress levels. When breathing, we also allow our bodies to get rid of the waste products and toxins it creates, which can easily stagnate in our bodies and damage vital functions if not expelled. Every system in the body relies on oxygen. Many people who practice yoga, especially those who focus on the practice of Pranayama, or breath control, have been shown to regulate the sympathetic nervous system, or the part of the body that controls breathing, heart rate and blood pressure.
I invite you to listen to episode #38 with Olga Job “Detox 101: Your Top Questions Answered” on the Self-Care Goddess Podcast
Have you noticed your breathing becomes fast and ragged when you’re angry, and smooth and slow when you’re calm? Have you observed you tend to take shallow breaths when you are anxious?
By paying attention to your breath, and practicing breathing exercises and mindful breathing, you can easily bring the mind to a pleasant state from an unpleasant one. In doing so, you also reduce stress by regulating the life force in the system. Breathing exercises help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. They also reduce muscle tension, relax the nervous system, aid us in falling asleep, and can even support treatment for many serious lung conditions. Some techniques work quickly to give immediate relief, while others work best when practiced over a longer period of time. Breathing exercises are also an integral element of yoga, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and other relaxation techniques.
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When it comes to improving our health, many of us focus on areas we can easily quantify and track, such as how many carbs or calories we consume or how many times we exercise each week. Although it may be harder to measure, reducing and managing stress is a key component of staying healthy. Chronic stress has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Also, studies at the Cleveland Clinic Health System in Ohio, demonstrated evidence to suggest that deep breathing can be an effective intervention to help improve many chronic health conditions caused due to stress.
I am a certified Breathwork Facilitator, connect with me to know more on how you can transform your body with your breath and learn breathwork techniques than can help you better manage yourself to lead a high vibrating, thriving and successful life. I invite you to Join the monthly online New Moon Breathwork Experience and be part of the breathwork revolution. Purchase your tickets here.
“Take a (1min) Time Out: Connect with Your Breath & Gratitude” YouTube video here.
I am a certified Breathwork Facilitator. Connect With Me to know more on the amazing power of breathwork and learn some breathwork techniques than can help you better manage yourself.