08/24/2012 12:51 am ET Updated Oct 24, 2012

5 Ways to Turn Your Mobile Device Into a Mecca for Healing

After being diagnosed with Lyme disease I was told I would probably not be able to walk again. I didn't know where to turn for help. I dutifully took the antibiotics that were prescribed, but I understood from the doctors that if I stopped taking them my condition could worsen.

As a long time body worker and yoga practitioner, I couldn't accept Lyme disease taking control of my body. I explored many holistic approaches for a cure. And finally, with all of the strength I had, I literally pulled myself up a stairway to my life-changing experience. I met with a lovely European woman who taught me breathing methods to restore movement and minimize pain. When I started to see improvement, I was delighted and convinced this was the path to recovery and health -- and it was.

Today, I am of free of the crippling symptoms of Lyme disease. I gained a deeper appreciation for the power of breathing to create or recover true health. And I knew I wanted to share this practice with the world in a user-friendly way. Amazingly, we can find all kinds of mobile and smartphone tools that can help open the door to stress relief and provide an avenue to the benefits of optimized breathing for wellness and fitness.

It is a certainty that our technology gives us many opportunities for great connection. Simultaneously it has the ability to drain us - both subtly and unsublty. While it's ultimately our choice on how connected or disconnected we are, the reality is that our demanding lives move very quickly and downtime is more difficult to find. As someone who has spent the past two decades in search of recovery and healing, I am a believer in the power of technology to help make a good transition to facilitate well-being.

So for a moment, we can put aside the stock market ticker, price checker, picture taking, find-a-parking-space-in-less-than-30-seconds apps and turn our focus to mobile-enabled tools that help tap into our inner reserve of calm.

5 Healing Mobile Device Tricks

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