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Breathing Exercise

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

One Breath at a Time

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The breath is always available as an object of attention, whether formally in meditation or informally as a way to recenter yourself. Track the breath in yourself, and know yourself more deeply. Track the breath in others, and know them more deeply.

Take Two Breaths and Call Me in the Morning: An Unexpected Source of Relief From Arthritis Pain

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Proper breathing in a slow, controlled rhythm is the fastest pain reliever you can use. Your goal is to relax -- the opposite of what the pain response is. It is normal to tense up when in pain. By activating the relaxation response you are, in fact, reducing your pain.

A Simple Exercise For Tackling Chronic Stress

Mirabai Holland | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

We can't eliminate the stress. But we can relieve the fight-or-flight response that sends our bodies into danger mode. And we can cultivate a relaxation response over time that will reduce our physiological stress reaction.

Yoga on the Road

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

As a yoga teacher and a lover of traveling, I believe that practicing yoga on the road is important. It makes transit to the remote destination so much more fulfilling.

The Best Way To Make A Decision

Heather Strang | Posted 09.21.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Strang

It's not that the mind is bad. It's a powerful tool to use for planning, sorting details and taking action steps. But it is not the sole place you or I are meant to live from. There is a deeper place that we can inhabit on a more regular basis.

3 Kinds Of Deep Breathing To Help You Hold It Together

Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Therese Borchard Deep breathing has become increasingly important in my recovery from depression and anxiety because I recognize that shallow ...

How To De-Stress In The Wake Of Bad News

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Breathing training (and other forms of meditation) can be an extremely powerful tool to increase the awareness of thoughts that promote chronic stress (or promote calm). Breathing training also increases the effectiveness for us to relax (or shed the stress response) on command.

Stress' Worst Nightmare (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Grief, Stress and Your Adrenals

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Grief can do funny things in your body. Depending on our personal makeup, grief is often interpreted as a stressful event.

Breathing Tips: Lower Back Relief

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Don't be discouraged if it takes time to access release through breathing; it will happen eventually, and it is an invaluable tool for de-stressing. Making these connections between breath and body heightens sensitivity and prompts us to take better care of ourselves.

A Heart-Centered Meditation For Managing Stress

Susanna Bair | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Whatever circumstances are going on in the outer world, outside your control, you always have the power to create a peaceful and harmonious inner world.

The Top 10 Songs To Help You Breathe

Danielle Hark | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

After years of trying for a few seconds at a time and giving up, I finally discovered something that works for me -- listening to music about breathing. By listening to music, my mind focuses on one thing, something relaxing, and I can breathe without the silence doing me in. It's still not easy, but it helps.

Breathing Away Stress: Learn How To Exhale

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Working with your breath this way can help you free your body of tension. Many of us are unaware of the tensions that are with us 24/7. Our breathing is designed to help us release any tensions that have become so much a part of us that we no longer sense their presence.

5 Breathing Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

Judy Martin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Martin

With employees working long hours -- their shoulders hunched over computers and checking email at lightening speed -- it's no wonder many don't take the time to breathe. But breathing is more important than ever before.

Life In Downward Dog: An Introduction

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

I recently started a teacher certification program in hopes of sharing my positive experience with others. For the next six weeks I will detail how different poses, meditation styles and breathing exercises are impacting essential parts of my life, for better or worse.

Want To Live In The Present? Try This Effortless Breathing Exercise (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Find Your Center: Kathy Freston's Simple Mantra Meditation

Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Try This! A 3-Minute Practice To Make Inspiration Soar

Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Will Donnelly for Spirituality & Health Magazine "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt I just completed...

Take A Yogic Time-Out: A Breathing Exercise To Melt Away Stress (VIDEO)

Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Feeling agitated or stressed? Try this counting breath exercise with Larissa Hall Carlson in the video above. Larissa Hall Carlson, RYT 500, is...

How To Breathe In Peace

John-Roger | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

It's a wondrous thing, the way our bodies have been created to be nurtured as we expand with a breath of oxygen and contract by exhaling what the body doesn't need. Go ahead. Give yourself this gift of conscious breathing.

Why Breathing Exercises Work

John-Roger | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

I think breathing is one of the greatest things we can do for our own mental and physical health. But how do you remember to take a breath when you're angry, confused or frustrated?

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...

Five Minutes a Day to a Flatter Belly (Exercise 2)

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Cavallucci

Take the feeling of movement and abdomenal engagement with you through your day. Make a small effort to focus on those muscles that are often ignored.

Flatten Your Belly Each Day in Five Minutes -- Exercise #1

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Cavallucci

One need not muse that doing endless crunches will unearth those flat and firm abdominal muscles. One must understand that it is a matter of balancing your midriff, aligning your spine and keeping cortisol at bay.