Breathe In Life

Breathe In Life

Breathe In Life Spiro: the root for both breath and spirit - to inspire - fill the body with breath, and the spirit with awareness. The first and last thing you do in physical form is breathe. How do you breathe - do you breathe primarily through the nose, mouth, upper chest, mid chest or diaphragm? Think about the different areas of your body your breath affects...... your brain, your heart, your nervous system. When you are able to breathe evenly, you support your body, your mind and spirit, allowing them to be joyous and calm. Holding back your breath is unhealthy! Do you find yourself not breathing some times. Sounds funny, but 73% people in a recent study weren't even aware that they weren't breathing properly. How deeply do you breathe? Breathe deeply..... regulate your body chemistry  keep your pH, electrolyte balance & blood in flow  reduce anger, anxiety and stress in your mind & body  increase your cognitive, performance &...
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

  Happy Valentine's Day Love comes in many forms ... friendships, love interests, flirtation and self driven. It can be universal, sexual or unconditional. Even when you are in a romantic relationship, it is essential to love yourself first. To support how you want to love, you have to give it to yourself first. Forming a unique bond with yourself will enrich all of your other relationships, from platonic to your BFF to your lover. This Valentine's Day, give yourself some time to nurture your bond with yourself. You may already have a daily practice that enriches this. If so, take it up a notch & get really steamy. If you aren't used to doing something loving for yourself, here are some suggestions: give yourself flowers & display them where they will be in full view in your living space give yourself some alone time with a walk, bath or mini trip send some love through your body with a yoga class, massage listen to music you...
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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter Have you figured out the thing that's holding you back?  What keeps you from all that you desire?  It may be frustrating because you thought you'd dealt with __ for the last time, and then it rears it's ugly head again.  Wouldn't it be great to move past it once and for all?! Take a minute to get quiet with yourself and feel into your body.  Let yourself fall into nothingness as much as you can.  Take a deep breath, settle in a little deeper.  Is there one part of your body that is more calm than another.  Anywhere screaming for attention? What part of you have you been wearing like a tattoo.  The ink has seeped in and is part of your blood.  It tells it's own story, has a life of it's own, like a villain in a cartoon.  It squashes the feelings that arise when you feel good, when you feel alive, when...
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