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Learning to Exhale

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 09.29.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

How many times during those early years did I place my hand on a newborn's chest to feel if she was breathing? During all those years, how many times did I check to see how I was breathing?

Got Stress? It Only Takes 30 Seconds To Zap It.

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

We all find ourselves overwhelmed by stress sometimes. The other day, I was having a particularly stressful moment when I received an email from a go...

How To Be A 'Good Witness' To Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you have the presence of unconditional support for your projects and the challenges they bring? Do enjoy the value of a good listener who offers no comment or criticism but who is simply there for you?

7 Simple Ways to Experience Peace This Instant

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As our world continues to speed up and get more complex, being able to access inner calm -- particularly in the midst of crisis -- is a critical skill.

You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

I am exactly where I need to be at all times. My soul is on a learning line, and who am I to try to figure out why it is where it is right now? My job is not to attempt to answer that question but to remain present in the place I am.

The Cleansing Powers Of Breath

Ghylian Bell | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Our breath is the catalyst for all the systems of the body. So why don't we pay close attention to the most vital action in our lives?

Salute The Sun: 10 Steps To Calm Your Soul

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

A sun salutation is a sequence of yoga postures performed with each posture coordinated with a particular breath. When I need to "reset" my mood, nothing works better than doing a few "sun salutations.

Little Bubbles' May Bring Big Change In Medical Care

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By Sarah C. P. Williams John Kheir knows what it's like to lose a race against time with oxygen. In October 2006, the pediatric critical care doctor...

Tyrannosaurus Sex, Harmonica Yoga, and Other Odd Couplings

David Harp | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Harp

For many of us, unuseful fight-or-flight or desire responses distract us or disrupt our attention -- or even affect our behavior -- numerous times throughout the day, during business meetings, lunch, while we're trying to fall asleep, or talk to a friend.

The Secret to Loving Having Your Body Full of Needles

Sara Calabro | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

Acupuncture is usually portrayed as a blissful spa-like experience, so relaxing that it causes people to drift off into a peaceful, healing sleep. But not always, and many people have the most anxiety around the part when the needle-wielding acupuncturist leaves their side.

Breathe Easy: Proper Breathing Techniques for Exercise

Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jordan Shakeshaft Breathe in, breathe out -- simple, right? Not so fast. When it comes to exercise, the art of inhaling and exhaling may be a...

The Connected Life: From Email Apnea To Conscious Computing

Linda Stone | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology
Linda Stone

When you text or use email on your smartphone, laptop or iPad, are you breathing or do you hold your breath? Eighty percent of us seem to have "email apnea." Definition: Shallow breathing or breath holding while doing email, or while working or playing in front of a screen.

Embrace Imperfections -- They Keep Life From Being Like a Bad Disney Movie

Will Shanklin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Will Shanklin

One way to let go of resistance is to allow yourself to have imperfections. This means that, while you're dreaming your dreams, you welcome the parts of your life that aren't there yet.

Want to Change Your Life? Breathe Like a Baby

Will Shanklin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Will Shanklin

If you read enough books on health, mindfulness, and relaxation, you'll start to notice a pattern. Almost all of them will feature at least one exercise related to breathing.

Relax Your Way to Weight Loss and Your Leanest, Sexiest You

Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

Whether you want to lose weight, boost your immune system, alleviate pain or simply look and feel younger, relaxation is your prescription.

Your Bed, Shower and Car: 3 Places to Find Peace Every Day

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Remember that you do have time, every day, to relax and cultivate peace. Let your everyday activities prompt these calming practices, and your old patterns of stressful thinking will begin to change for the good.

Yoga and Breathing Helps Juveniles Reflect on Their Actions

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

At Crossroads, the metallic locked juvenile detention center in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Bart van Melik, 34, a slim Dutchman with a receding hairline, prepares for his weekly yoga class.

The 5 Healing Benefits Of Breath

Maggie Lyon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

When we count our breath, we count on our breath. We discover it is the ticket back to ourselves. The breath both coaches and coaxes us into self-reliance, not only for relaxation into sleeping states, but also for profound letting go in superlatively chaotic and awake states.

How To Breathe To Promote Healing

Marc B. Levin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Breathing is an activity most of us don't think about, but there are many ways to breathe and we breathe differently in different situations. Breathing a certain way can assist us in how we relate to a situation, and therefore impact our wellness.

10 Ideas to Enhance Your Life

Elaine Dembe | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Dembe

Every choice in life, whether it is about food, lifestyle or our friendships, is either life enhancing or life diminishing. Look at the situation or person and ask: "Is this diminishing or enhancing?" We've all got some dead wood to prune.

Please Meditate: Simple Breathing (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Essential to meditation, even for good health and peace of mind, is breath. If you think of your body and mind as an amazing, complex orchestra, everything working together as much as possible to produce the beautiful symphony of you, guess who would be the conductor?

5 Steps to Healthier Living

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

As we get ready to ring in 2012, here are a few steps we can take to help improve our health and the quality of our lives.

6 Ways To Get A Handle On Holiday Stress

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

It's supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But if you're already juggling your time, finances, and energy, then the holidays can disrupt the delicate balancing act. Weave these simple practices into your season and you'll go from "hum bug" to "ho ho ho" in no time.

A Meditation For New Beginnings

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It is a basic human sequence: gather, prepare, put down, enter. But failing as we do, we always have that second chance: to learn how to fall, get up and laugh.

A Meditation On Gratitude

Susan Morales, M.S.W. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Morales, M.S.W.

For me, getting in touch with gratitude is more than a cognitive exercise. It changes my mental and emotional state. Try thinking about something you deeply appreciate.