Mindful Breathing – body awareness

The term diaphragmatic breathing refers to a type of breathing in which the focus is engaging the diaphragm as fully as possible and expanding the rib cage and muscles of the abdomen. This enables the diaphragm to fully descend and rescind during the breathing cycle. This can be seen as an expansion (ballooning) of theContinue reading “Mindful Breathing – body awareness”

Breathe Into Your Massage – As You Tune Into Your Breath, Notice Your Body

Elaine was having trouble relaxing. And while I don’t command my clients to relax, I found her constant talking distracting. As the session continued, her body grew more tense, not because she was in pain, but because she was talking about all of the stressors in her life. I felt the frustration rising in myContinue reading “Breathe Into Your Massage – As You Tune Into Your Breath, Notice Your Body”

Breathe In, Breathe Out – The Sensation of Breathing

Breathing is the first action we take as an autonomous being, and we continue to do so until we give up this body. From the first breath to the last, we exist dependent upon an energetic exchange between inner and outer environments. Without breath, we perish. We can survive for weeks without food, for daysContinue reading “Breathe In, Breathe Out – The Sensation of Breathing”

Posture and Breath – A Holistic View

As the holistic paradigm joins the mainstream, most of us are increasingly aware that   everything is connected to everything else. Within this vision we acknowledge correspondence between body and mind, but most of us haven’t yet regarded our posture through a holistic mirror. The usual idea of good posture is an ideal positioning of theContinue reading “Posture and Breath – A Holistic View”