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”

Breathing for Life – Are We Suffocating Ourselves?

Massage restores proper breathing, a key element to physical and emotional vitality. I didn’t breathe during most of my 20s — or at least I didn’t breathe fully. I had no idea my chronically tight shoulders, constricted intestines, insomnia and unyielding jaw tension were so closely related to my limited breath. To regain my health,Continue reading “Breathing for Life – Are We Suffocating Ourselves?”

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”