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”

Breath Therapy: A Mind–Body Awareness Approach for Chronic Low-Back Pain Somatic Research

Contemporary treatment for low-back pain runs the gamut, from the conventional to the alternative, with sufferers seeking relief any way they can. What if it were simply a matter of mindfulness and attention to the breath? In a small pilot study from the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine in San Francisco, California, a research teamContinue reading “Breath Therapy: A Mind–Body Awareness Approach for Chronic Low-Back Pain Somatic Research”

Heal Grief Mindfully – Free Yourself From The Emotion

My friend Ellie and I were driving to the beach when she asked me to pull over. She was experiencing sharp pain in her chest. We stayed quiet as she put her hand to her heart and focused on her breathing. The pain eased and then stopped within a few minutes. I suggested going toContinue reading “Heal Grief Mindfully – Free Yourself From The Emotion”