- Practice doing something just because you want to, not because you have to or you should.
- Immerse yourself in what you most love to do.
- Lay down for a half-hour every day and do absolutely nothing -- not making a to-do list, not reading, not listening to music.
I have been drawn to a couple bodywork modalities recently that are based on non-force, actually the lightest touch, and still achieve great relief -- Cranial Sacral Therapy, the Rosen Method, Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Slowing Down Creates Space
Often students leave a breathing-retraining class wondering how they're going to make time to practice healthy breathing habits. It can be a very courageous act to do these practices in the world.
It means taking a pause to breathe properly while you're talking even at the risk of someone else jumping in before you're finished.
It means stopping screaming between rooms at home to communicate with your family because that depletes energy.
It means taking a break during the work day (with the knowledge that it will lead to more overall productivity and results) even though it's not politically correct.
It means moving slower at the gym than most others to retain a connection to your breathing.
Breathing Retraining: More Than Just A Set of Exercises
I've read statistics that 90% of Americans have some chronic health condition caused at least in part by over-breathing, and a high percentage of emergency-room visits involve hyperventilation.
Most people don't come to my office because they choose to relax or start a nasal-breathing program. They have another objective. Relaxation is the road to get there.
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